The moment of existence for Felled was in 2010, but was then known as Moss of Moonlight and released an EP and a full-length filled with Folk/Black Metal. In 2014 Jenn Grunigen and Cavan Wagner said goodbye to Moss of Moonlight and welcomed both the name Felled and new members.
With “The Intimate Earth” the Black Metal you get is melodic thanks to the Folk influences which isn’t strange with the couple of Neofolk projects of some of the members. A bit in the Windfaerer way. With the addition of the violin, which is emphatically present throughout the album, it also has a certain My Dying Bride meets early Theatre of Tragedy vibe going on.
The band seems to be highly acclaimed and even considered as brilliant by some but I can’t say I share that opinion. Although it is not a style you hear a lot, I miss a certain consistency within the songs that makes them stick. (Ricardo)