I discovered VALDRIN's second release and the debut only after their latest melodic black metal masterpiece "Effigy of Nightmares". While the debut is also melodic and full of catchy moments, "Two Carrion Talismans" is more progressive, nearly psychedelic sometimes in an "Emperor"-way and I mark less tracks as hits compared to the other releases. Maybe this one just takes more time to fall completely into and I am willing to give it some more repeats. Check the varied "Crimson Blade in the ..."!
Favorite track: Crimson Blade In The Ausadjur Wake.