Written and recorded December 2016 through February 2017 independently, in Vermont.
"Returning to the Flame" is the debut album of Skalnâ. Conceived by Etienne Tel'uial, the man behind neo-folk project Falgar. Some of the songs on this album were meant to be on a new Falgar album, as Etienne was planning on returning it to a "metal-like" sound back in late 2016, but later chose not to, deciding to continue it under the neo-folk style. So due to these songs not having a proper home, Skalnâ was born.
Skalnâ (as hard as it is to label), would perhaps be described as "romantic raw post-metal", if you can even consider it metal at all...
The name "Skalnâ" comes from primitive Quendian (Tolkien elvish in its early stage), meaning "veiled, hidden, shadowed".
released July 19, 2017
All songs written and performed by Etienne Tel'uial.
Production and mixing by Etienne Tel'uial.
Album cover is a photograph by Edward Weston, titled "The White Iris" (1921).
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