Pirates Alestorm released an album to get
in a jolly good mood of. Back through Time is composed of a bunch of
songs the one happier and heavier than the previous one.
This is not the average folk nor power metal, but it contains characteristics of
both genres. The orchestration mixes pompous elements with horn like chords as
to gather a crew, harsh and greasy riffs, profusing choir parts, all wrapped in
a heaviness that is more proper to power metal. The record is very varied, with
both easy to get on the brain songs, while others focus on more technical
melodies and downtuned spirit.
Hail, this is party and festival music of great originality, I'm glad I finally
got introduced to Back through Time. Alestorm, your appeal will be
answered as soon as possible and I don't expect Back through Time to be
forgotten any soon. This is the stormy record I needed, which, given my musical
preferences, is not trivial.
The band has already been touring for a while, has just played the Graspop Metal
Fest and is now getting ready for the following festivals this summer:
Rockmaraton (Hungary), Zwarte Cross (The Netherlands), Devil Side Fest
(Oberhausen, Germany), Wolfzeit Festival (Germany too).
This fall they are also to tour extensively in
the UK, Ireland, and the USA.