Epic Black Metal and Dungeon Synth from the realm of Arda.


"Firienholt sound pretty much exactly as you’d expect based solely on this album art. Falling somewhere in the center of a Venn diagram split between atmospheric black metal, symphonic folk-ish metal, and dungeonsynth, By the Waters of Awakening offers an experience that not only relaxes and soothes, but also evokes a desire for bone-chilling winter to return forthwith. Tambourines, flutes, strings, trumpets and French horns, and glistening synths decorate a light dusting of blackened frost across a wondrous landscape of mournful melodies and heartfelt verses. This is not an album for headbanging. It is not an album for The Pit™. It is not an album for pillaging, bloodshed, or gleeful bodily mutilation.1 You listen to By the Waters of Awakening to be transported and calmed, to reflect and contemplate in peaceful serenity."


"A  dungeon  synth  orientated  sound  starts  off  the  album  and also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  All  of  the  drum  beats  are  programmed  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody. [...] Firienholt  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a  very  epic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  dungeon  synth  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  fantasy  themes."