The Sceptre of Deception

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The Sceptre of Deception
Studio album by Falconer
Released November 4, 2003
Recorded May - June 2003, at Los Angered Recording Studio, Gothenburg, Sweden
Genre Power metal
Label Metal Blade Records
Producer Andy LaRoque and Falconer
Falconer chronology
Chapters from a Vale Forlorn
(2002)
The Sceptre of Deception
(2003)
Grime vs. Grandeur
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars link

The Sceptre of Deception is the third album by Swedish power metal band Falconer, the first with vocalist Kristoffer Göbel and also the first to feature a full band line-up. The album covers events during the reign of King Birger of Sweden and lengthy strife between him, his brothers, and the Danish and Norwegian crowns.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Stefan Weinerhall.

  1. "The Coronation" – 4:38
  2. "The Trail of Flames" – 5:22
  3. "Under the Sword" – 3:44
  4. "Night of Infamy" – 6:00
  5. "Hooves Over Northland" – 4:09
  6. "Pledge for Freedom" – 3:50
  7. "Ravenhair" – 5:04
  8. "The Sceptre of Deception" – 7:59
  9. "Hear Me Pray" – 4:23
  10. "Child of Innocence" – 0:57
  11. "The Gate" – 3:00

There is a bonus track on the Japanese version of the album called "The Gate". This song is unrelated to the concept of the album.

Credits[edit]

  • Kristoffer Göbel - Vocals
  • Stefan Weinerhall - Guitar
  • Anders Johansson - Guitar
  • Peder Johansson - Bass
  • Karsten Larsson - Drums

Guests[edit]

  • Johannes Nyberg - Keyboards
  • Mathias Blad - Backing & Additional Vocals
  • Nicklas Olsson - Additional Vocals
  • Elina Ryd - Backing Vocals
  • Elise Ryd - Backing Vocals
  • Andy La Rocque - Lead Guitar on "Hear Me Pray"

Produced by Falconer & Andy La Rocque. Engineered by A. La Rocque at "Los Angered."