The new 7” (also now available digitally) by Winterfylleth is a beautifully packaged single of neo-classical folk bliss. The A side ‘Latch To A Grave’ is an excellent lyrical loose rendition of Riddle 51 in the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book. The answer to the riddle shall not be revealed here as one should listen it to and experience the guesswork after listening to it. Winterfylleth weave their string-led orchestrations with spellbinding acoustic guitars to create that sense of catharsis which aids us to reconnect to our ancestral forebears. Riddle 51 is resurrected with such a high level of craftsmanship. It is sung harmoniously with such a pride-fuelling and soul-stirring devotion that would rouse our ancestors from their slumber to bathe in the golden light of their honour.
Long may Winterfylleth continue in this musical direction and establish themselves firmly as torch-carriers of our heritage and give provenance to such breathtaking beauty that will, with hope, become timeless.