Style: Pagan Black Metal
Release date: August 13th 2010

Why is it that black metal bands often turn out to be one-man efforts? Is it so hard for them to cooperate with others? Is their vision so unique that it cannot be shared? Perhaps they're just afraid that they'll kill each other?

Anyway, if often strikes me that many of these 'bands' would benefit from being more than just one person. As much as it is sometimes a hassle, there is magic to be found between individuals working together. In the case of Dagoth, the man behind the moniker Fir Bolg, there is clearly a vision and some great music. It is powerful, innovative and diverse black metal with a pagan twist, however, when one guy takes care of bass, electric and acoustic guitars as well as vocals, there has to be some of it that he's just not good at.

This means that he compromises the professionalism and that some of the tightness and skill that this music, in my view, demands, is simply not there.

A very promising EP, yes, but go find a band!


01. Night of the Black Moon
02. Celtic Death Pagan Ritual
03. Invocate the Old Spirits of Woods
04. The Passage of a Second Life

Label: Schwarzdorn Production
Promotion: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: August 28th 2010
Website: Firbolg @ MySpace