Earlier this month, we had the desolate delight in premiering Vallenfyre's--featuring Paradise Lost’s Gregor Mackintosh on vocals/guitar, Paradise Lost drummer Adrian Erlandsson, My Dying Bride’s Hamish Glencross on guitar, and Doom bassist Scoot--new song "Desecrated". To say it raised a few eyebrows would be an understatement. Who knew six string moper Mackintosh had the balls to front (and growl) an old-school death metal outfit? We, like you, didn't. But here he is, growling like it's 1990 and playing some of the heaviest non-Paradise Lost (circa Lost Paradise) riffs of his career. Well, turns out Vallenfyre, a project Mackintosh formed for fun, went pro. Not only is debut album, The Fragile King, on Century Media, but there's a full-on pro video for "Cathedrals of Dread". Sick!
While we can't make heads or tails of the "human cattle"+"religious" motifs, we think you can. What do you think Vallenfyre is communicating on "Cathedrals of Dread"?
** Vallenfyre's debut album, The Fragile King, is out now on Century Media Records. Order it HERE.