We’ve been fixated on the forthcoming Century Media album by the UK’s Vallenfyre since we first heard excerpts from the band’s two-song Desecration single in August. We’ve followed news about the band and A Fragile King with slavish fervor since then, and have watched as hunger for the release has spread like wildfire — at least among fans with a discriminating taste for old-school European death-doom.
The latest piece of news — and it’s a big fucking piece — is that the entire album is now streaming at the Hails and Horns web site. Even better, there’s a feature accompanying the stream that includes track-by-track comments by the band’s founder/songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), plus a revealing interview.
I’m going to withhold any detailed comments about the music for now, because we’ll have our own review. I’ll simply say that this is everything I hoped and expected it would be. GO HERE to listen. And make sure you have un-interruptable time on your hands, because once you start, you really won’t won’t to stop before hearing all of it.
The stream isn’t working for me… anyone else having a problem with it?
Yeah me too. Not sure why.
Same here, not working. Good as its not only me and I need to get to bed 🙂
Well, this is fucked up. I’ve messaged a few people to see if this can be fixed. Of course, we would not be having these problems if they’d given the album to NCS to stream. 🙂
Unless the lorises decided they wanted a bath and started playing in it.
(Yes, that was a horribly, atrociously bad pun.)
The lorises never bathe. They look cute and all, but you get within 100 feet of them and your nose hairs start to burn off.
Hmmm…I have a slight excess of noise hair…s(?)…how about if I went within 100 feet and just hung out for a few minutes?
I didn’t know what you meant until I went back and read Islander’s comment. I lol’d.
It’s still not working.
I did like the commentary though. It’s sad but thoughtful. Seriously, FUCK YOU, cancer.
The inoperability of that stream is frustrating as hell.
Send the stank lorises!
Man, that would be harsh. They’re much worse than the rape lorises. Unlike your nose hairs, the skin inside your butthole would eventually grow back.
Unless it grows back in a way that it all sticks together and your butthole-hole becomes a butt closure.
Please stop. You’re disrupting the solemn decorum of our site.
Same Here, no worky.
Well now that it’s working, I can officially say that it’s awesome!
For those who’ve been trying to listen without success, the full-album stream is now working again! Go to Hails and Horns and enjoy . . .
LOL Now their entire Website is down.
haha oh man! Vallenfyre broke their site!
Oh for fuck’s sake. This stream appears to be snake-bit. I’ve reported it to my contact at Century Media, among others. What a goddamned saga. This album deserves better treatment, to say the least.
The latest word is that Hails and Horns’ server is down, though I guess that was obvious. Someone is working on it. Sheesh.
Because one website dosnt have enough power to contain this level of awesome…or they just have a really sketchy server
At the risk of jinxing this album stream again, I’m here to report that the Hails and Horns site is now back up and the album stream is working.
The album has also been leaked to the torent sites, if you don’t want to be handcuffed by streaming only.