Album Title: 
Heirs Of All Fights
Release Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015
Review Type: 

On April 24th 2015 we did upload the review for Deprive’s Into Oblivion, which undersigned did appreciate a lot. As a matter of fact, I am quite ‘fan’ of several things created by Erun; think: Hrizg, Briargh, CrystalMoors, Moonshine, Eldereon, Forestdome and many more. And as you could have guessed in the meantime, Stormstone too is a project by Javier ‘Erun-Dagoth’ Sixto, once again a solo-outfit. Under the Stormstone-moniker, Javier recorded one demo, called Heirs Of All Fights, which was released at the very end of 2013 via his own Morbid Shrine Productions-label, being a cassette edition only. The sympathetic Lower Silesian Stronghold-crew had the smart idea to have this stuff pressed on CD too, which deserves my appreciation. Honor and respect!

So, what’s Heirs Of All Fights all about? Well, the whole journey has been recorded at Javier’s own studio, Khazad-Dûm, in early 2013 and it consists of five compositions. Once again it’s a rather blackened outlet of this forlorn soul, yet not unlike outfits like Hrizg or Briargh. With Stormstone, Erun-Dagoth brings a melodic and even epic form of rather traditional, even somewhat Nordic-inspired and quite DSBM / Atmospheric-oriented stuff. The slow-paced material is something like a hybrid, a bastard child of Woods Of Desolation, Vintersemestre, Hrizg, Nasheim and Horna, if you want to. That might sound somewhat unnecessary, yet once again, seen the qualitative qualities of this qualified QQQ… I lost myself somewhere… No, I think the essence, the core of this mini-album is highly qualitative in several aspects – did I mention the sound in mean time anyway? No, I didn’t. Well, let’s say that it does shamelessly fits to the whole package. No matter if the performance is acceptable or not, this aural aspect for sure is hitting bull’s eyes. Ouch indeed, for the bulls involved…