Talamh Màthair

by Rannoch

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The first true Rannoch EP released in 2008.

Zero Tolerance wrote:
“This is one of those very rare demos that blows you away on first listen. I don’t have enough words available to me to do justice to even one of these songs let alone all five, three of which are staggeringly good. So many different moods, movements, tempos, feelings... intense, technical, brutal and melodic, all in the first few minutes of opener, “Heathen”. The technical ability on display is superb, but it’s also the great riffs and superbly structured material that really make this CD special. A fantastic piece of work! 5/5”


released August 1, 2008

Recorded and produced in it's entirety by Rannoch

Music written by Rannoch
Lyrics written by Ian Gillings

Ian Gillings - Vocals, Guitar
Richard Page - Guitar
Damian Powell - Drums
Jud Woodcock - Bass, Bodhran


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West Midlands quartet RANNOCH offer a refreshing take on the progressive death metal subgenre with focused extremity, fastidious technical precision & rich songwriting skills. Swathes of ethereal clean vocals & acoustic guitars accompany sledgehammer brutality & savagely intense screams, echoing a sombre selection of lyrical influences from Lynch to Danielewski. ... more

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Track Name: Heathen
...return to the roots, in the dirt, in the mud, the shit, the blood...
Track Name: Opiate
...we watch the fire's burn. Another heretic to flame like many more the same...
...Keep the enemy at bay from our thoughts and from our minds (we are so easily corruptible)
Track Name: Earth
...a child grips the sacrificial blade...
Track Name: Taghairm
...at one with the blood, skin and soul of the beast, he closed his consciousness and entered the world of the spirits...
Track Name: Despair
...time passed like falling leaves, decaying slowly with the earth...
...all that grows here now...despair...

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