On an old wooden table in the corner of a dimly-lit tavern, there sits a weathered, leather-bound tome, recently unearthed from an abandoned library in the catacombs of The Old Republic. The book, a forgotten relic of The Great Advent War, recounts a tale long lost to the fading embers of this land's history. As the fireplace roars steadily and the flickering candlelight sparsely illuminates the scene, a scholar sits down at the table with the purpose of discovering the missing piece of this story; the tale that the histories and legends of this land have forsaken. Following a deep draw from his pipe and a hearty swig from his tankard, he opens the cover and begins to read the first lines of the faded, handwritten manuscript:
"Our history tells of The Great Advent War,
In which our ancestors’ tribes conjoined in alliance
And won independence from The Great Republic,
Thus ending a century of fear and compliance.
While the war is well-known, its heroes have faded,
Consumed by the ashes of time’s dying embers.
Their names and their faces snubbed out by the eons.
But rare as they are, there are those who remember.
For some know the Tale, the Tale of the man
Who by adverse occurrence of Fate was thus beckoned.
From his journey, we learn of the warrior’s path,
And of what makes a man, and of what makes a legend."
TALE UNTOLD, the debut full-length album of epic metal band Adavant, is an unprecedented explosion of intense and melodic metal set to the backdrop of the tale of an unsung hero from the forgotten pages of history. While often maintaining a heavy death and thrash influenced style that vividly replicates the intensity of battle, turmoil and conflict, the album regularly takes sharp dynamic turns towards fun and light-hearted drinking hymns, as well as moving symphonic ballads. As the tale unfolds and the moods and themes accordingly conform, the band shows versatility and precision in musical story-telling, as well as drawing their listeners in with their engaging, unique, and often theatrical style of metal. With songs ranging from driving battle themes to upbeat beer ballads, fans of epic, symphonic, and folk metal will find themselves regularly alternating between their sword and tankard, while staying constantly engaged by the quality musicianship and infectious melodies that TALE UNTOLD has to offer.
"...Adavant is a welcome addition to the underground class of folk metal acts, providing a solid alternative to the bigger names and expanding the genre’s horizons."
"Tale Untold is a well written album that would take you to scenarios of war and conquest, a perfect balance between adventure and music. The whole album is a ride of epic battles, war cries and victory celebrations."
-The Age of Metal
"These are six extremely talented musicians, who continuously prove it to us throughout the album."
-Geek News Network