Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Power Metal
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Last update/review: July 4, 2014

Falconer

Falconer was formed by guitarist Stefan Weinerhall following the breakup of his previous band, Mithotyn. Mithotyn was a decent black metal band whose most distinctive characteristics were various Viking/folklore influences, which lent the band a bit of originality. While Falconer is a straight-ahead power metal band, those influences appear here as well, with similar results -- the traditional metal field is quite saturated in Europe right now, but Falconer manages to stand just a bit apart from their many contemporaries by seemlessly blending those influences with a traditional power metal base. Weinerhall's guitarwork is excellent, but the prize here might be vocalist Mathias Blad, whose clear, midrange vocals occasionally are strangely reminiscient of Jethro Tull, again managing to stay within the metal mold without sounding derivative (Blad later left the band, though he has since returned).

Current Members

Mathias Blad

vocals/keyboards

Stefan Weinerhall

guitars/bass (ex-Mithotyn)

Jimmy Hedlund

guitars

Magnus Linhardt

bass

Karsten Larsson

drums (ex-Dawn, ex-Mithotyn)

Former Members/Guests

Kristoffer Göbel

vocals (ex-Destiny)

Anders Johansson

guitars

Peder Johansson

bass



Discography


Falconer  
2001 Metal Blade
  1. Upon The Grave Of Guilt
  2. Heresy In Disguise
  3. Wings Of Serenity
  4. A Quest For The Crown
  5. Mindtraveller
  6. Entering Eternity
  7. Royal Gallery
  8. Substitutional World
  9. Lords Of The Blacksmiths
  10. The Past Still Lives On
  • Mathias Blad
  • Stefan Weinerhall
  • Karsten Larsson



Chapters From A Vale Forlorn  
2002 Metal Blade
  1. Busted to the floor
  2. Decadence Of Diginity
  3. Enter the glade
  4. For life and liberty
  5. Lament of minestrel
  6. Portals of light
  7. Stand in veneration
  8. The clairon call
  9. We sold our homestead
  • Mathias Blad
  • Stefan Weinerhall
  • Karsten Larsson
2002 Readers' Album #79




The Sceptre Of Deception  
2003 Metal Blade
  1. The Coronation
  2. The Trail of Flames
  3. Under the Sword
  4. Night of Infamy
  5. Hooves Over Northland
  6. Pledge for Freedom
  7. Ravenhair
  8. The Sceptre of Deception
  9. Hear me Pray
  10. Child of Innocence
  11. The Gate
  • Kristoffer Göbel
  • Stefan Weinerhall
  • Anders Johansson
  • Peder Johansson
  • Karsten Larsson



Grime Vs. Grandeur  
2005 Metal Blade
  1. Emotional Skies
  2. Purgatory Time
  3. I Refuse
  4. Humanity Overdose
  5. The Assailant
  6. Power
  7. No Tears for Strangers
  8. The Return
  9. Jack the Knife
  10. Child of the Wild
  11. Wake Up (Digipack-bonus)
  12. Rock 'n' Roll Devil (Japan-Bonus)
  • Kristoffer Göbel
  • Stefan Weinerhall
  • Jimmy Hedlund
  • Magnus Linhardt
  • Karsten Larsson



Northwind  
2006 Metal Blade
  1. Northwind
  2. Waltz With The Dead
  3. Spirit Of The Hawk
  4. Legend And The Lore
  5. Catch The Shadows
  6. Tower Of The Queen
  7. Long Gone By
  8. Perjury And Sanctity
  9. Fairyland Fanfare
  10. Himmel SÃ¥ Trind
  11. Blinded
  12. Delusion
  13. Home Of The Knave
  14. Black Tarn
  15. Kristallen Den Fina (digi-bonus)
  16. Ridom, Ridom (digi-bonus)
  17. Liten Vätte (digi-bonus)
  18. VÃ¥rvindar Friska (digi-bonus
  19. Child Of The Wild '06 (Japan-bonus)
  • Mathias Blad
  • Stefan Weinerhall
  • Jimmy Hedlund
  • Magnus Linhardt
  • Karsten Larsson
2006 Readers' Album #89




Among Beggars And Thieves  
2008 Metal Blade
  1. Field of sorrow
  2. Man of the hour
  3. A beggar hero
  4. Vargaskall
  5. Carnival of disgust
  6. Mountain men
  7. Viddernas man
  8. Pale light of silver moon
  9. Boiling led
  10. Dark ages (Bonus)
  11. Skula skorpa, skalk
  12. Dreams and pyres
  13. Vi sålde våra hemman (bonus)
  • Mathias Blad
  • Stefan Weinerhall
  • Jimmy Hedlund
  • Magnus Linhardt
  • Karsten Larsson
2008 Readers' Album #85




Armod  
2011 Metal Blade
  • Mathias Blad
  • Stefan Weinerhall
  • Jimmy Hedlund
  • Magnus Linhardt
  • Karsten Larsson



Black Moon Rising  
2014 Metal Blade
  1. Locust Swarm
  2. Halls and Chambers
  3. Black Moon Rising
  4. Scoundrel and the Squire
  5. Wasteland
  6. In Ruins
  7. At The Jester's Ball
  8. There's a Crow on the Barrow
  9. Dawning of a Sombre Age
  10. Age of Runes
  11. The Priory
  • Mathias Blad
  • Stefan Weinerhall
  • Jimmy Hedlund
  • Magnus Linhardt
  • Karsten Larsson
2014 Readers' Album #55





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