I don't have much to say about the music here so perhaps it's time to explain what "Fallenguard" is. Sometime last year my friends and i made a Risk board. We just got a big piece of fancy paper and drew out the continents and territories and what not and named everything so we could play on it. Each continent sort of had a theme and one was a medieval theme. So one of the names we came up with was "Fallenguard", i think it was actually my friend John who came up with it (it's from a novel or something), and the territory is sort of in between two other continents so we figured it would get fought over a lot for the continent bonus. So the idea is the sort of civilization that would be in that territory has been destroyed because of all the war. So in a sense the guard has fallen. I just thought it was a cool idea and it sort of conjured a lot of imagery into my head so i thought it would be cool to work in my my songs, particularly my instrumental songs. So Fallenguard is a ruined city or a whole territory that has been plagued by war. It's a good theme for heavy metal i suppose.