The CD comes as Collectors Edition in 4-panel Digipack, limited to 500 copies.
The solo-project Forlorn Citadel plays Epic Black Metal in the vein of Summoning. This is done so remarkably well that at times fans might find it quite hard to differentiate between these two bands. Nonetheless there are enough own elements in the music to distinguish Forlorn Citadel from the inventors of Epic Black Metal.
So despite the considerable number of bands playing this style that appeared on the scene in the years following Caladan Brood's immensely successful debut album, Forlorn Citadel is another very welcome addition and we highly recommend "Ashen Dirge of Kingslain" to all fans of Summoning, Caladan Brood, Emyn Muil and similar projects!
The album is a collection of songs written late-2018 to mid-2019 and is dedicated to all warriors who fight their battles, only to return home to a kingdom that is not as it was.
Release date: January 24th, 2020
"Overall, the album really champions diversity. While the main keyboard sound is present in every song, the songwriting is done very well, and you feel energized as the album moves forward. I can’t help feel as I mentioned before that it’s centered around achievements and conquering. It also does a nice job of straddling the line between Modern Black Metal and Dungeon Synth. I think fans of either genre are going to find things they like here." - 8/10
http://www.musika.be/2020/01/30/forlorn-citadel-ashen-dirge-of-kingslain/ - 80/100