Tag: Folk Metal

Album Review: Frost Giant – When Myth and History Merged into Mystery

Frost Giant [USA]
When Myth and History Merged into Mystery
2012
EP
Blasphemour Records
Melodic Death/Power/Folk Metal/Hardcore

When Myth and History Merged into Mystery is Frost Giant‘s debut EP, and what an ambivalent record this is. The band lists itself as viking metal and hardcore, two genres that couldn’t seem …

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Album Review: Warseid – Where Fate Lies Unbound

Warseid [USA]
Where Fate Lies Unbound
2012
EP
Independent
Symphonic Black/Folk Metal

Warseid presents a rather unique blend of symphonic black metal and folk metal on their new self-released EP, Where Fate Lies Unbound. Themes of Norse mythology typically come from the Scandinavian regions, and Warseid has to be one of …

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Album Review: Sirocco – Lambay

Sirocco [Ireland]
Lambay
2012
Full Length
Independent
Folk/Heavy Metal

Recent high-profile folk metal releases have been largely disappointing, and one often finds himself turning towards the underground for a fix of folk metal or folk-influenced metal. Sirocco hails from Ireland, and Lambay is its brand new, third full length album. …

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Album Review: Kritter – Genesis

Kritter [Spain]
Genesis
2012
Full Length
Independent
Melodic Death/Folk Metal

Over the past few months my exposure to Spanish extreme metal has increased exponentially, with most of my encounters being of the black and death metal varieties. Kritter is admittedly one of the first Spanish melodic death metal bands that …

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Album Review: Nokturnal Mortum – The Voice of Steel

Nokturnal Mortum [Ukraine]
The Voice of Steel
2009
Full Length
Oriana Music
Black Metal

With the rapid shambolic decline of the initial promise that Eluveitie offered us from their groundbreaking “Slaina” album to the lackluster release of “Everything Remains as It Never Was”, it was regrettable to say that my …

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