Album Reviews

TýR – Hel

15th March 2019 Reinier de Vries

Catchy, a word that describes their music for a very big part. Traditional folk elements, sing a long refrains combined with power metal riffs and melodic twin guitar pieces are the main ingredients again.  TýR did [Read »]

Cartographs

5th March 2019 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Cartographs is a post-rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark. Originally formed in 2014, with a more metallic and atmospheric sound, the band has since grown into something more compelling with influences from black metal and folk [Read »]

Eluveitie

2nd December 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

Eluveitie is a Swiss folk metal band from Winterthur, Zurich, founded in 2002 by Chrigel Glanzmann. The project’s first EP, Vên, was released in 2003. Vên was a studio project of Glanzmann’s, but its success led to the recruitment of a full band. The [Read »]

Album Reviews

Eluveitie – Slania – 10 Years

25th November 2018 Haydee G.

It was around a year after the release of Slania that I heard of Eluveitie. Around the same time when more and more folk metal bands came to play in America: Týr, Ensiferum, Alestorm, Primordial, Turisas, [Read »]

Ignea

19th October 2018 Tommy Sonne Skøtt

IGNEA is a Ukrainian metal band blending modern sound, symphonic, oriental, and progressive vibes.

Album Reviews

Gwydion – Thirteen

4th August 2018 Chris Galea

Despite “Thirteen” being the band’s 4th album, it’s only my first opportunity to uncover Gwydion’s music. The band is from Portugal, and their songs speak of Vikings, Celtic mythology and Pagan lore, particularly in relation [Read »]

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Celtachor – Fiannaíocht

27th July 2018 Chris Galea

Celtachor identify with the mythology of Ireland, the band’s country of origin, and have been doing so for about a decade. With “Fiannaíocht” the band takes specific inspiration from old books of poetry ingrained in [Read »]

Celtachor

27th July 2018 Chris Galea

Celtachor is a Blackened Folk Metal band from Ireland. Born in 2007, it became a full working band in 2010, melding the influences of black/doom/folk metal together. They aim to showcase their own vision of [Read »]