Tag: Folk Metal

Album Review: Avven – Kastalija

Avven [Slovenia]
Kastalija
2012
Full Length
Independent
Folk Metal

Rejecting all things Western and giving themselves the label of “rock of the east”, Slovenia’s Avven this year releases their second full length album, Kastalija, six years after their debut in 2006. With the album being crafted over the years, evident from …

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Album Review: Stonehaven – Concerning Old-Strife and Man-Banes

Stonehaven [USA]
Concerning Old-Strife and Man-Bane
2012
Full Length
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Black/Folk Metal

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After that recent encounter with the brilliant release by Hordak, that interest in black/folk metal has once again been reignited in me. Stonehaven‘s brand new release, Concering Old-Strife and Man-Bane may be a mouthful, but that anti-Christian, tribal artwork, …

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Album Review: Eluveitie – Helvetios

Eluveitie [Switzerland]
Helvetios
2012
Full Length
Nuclear Blast Records
Melodic Death/Folk Metal

Eluveitie was one of the first bands that got me hooked onto the melodic death metal style of folk metal, with Slania being the first album that I listened to. Unfortunately, over the years as the band’s style of music evolved, my interest in the …

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Album Review: Hordak – Under the Sign of the Wilderness

Hordak [Spain]
Under the Sign of the Wilderness
2011
Full Length
Independent
Black/Folk Metal

While the Spanish metal scene has seen a rise in extreme metal in terms of black and death metal, there are also bands like Hordak, playing their music in the veins of Scandinavian black/folk metal bands, dubbing their style as “Celtiberian …

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Interview with Borknagar

Borknagar has come a long way since their inception in 1995, having dealt with their fair share of lineup and stylistic shifts. This year sees the band releasing their 9th full length album, and sees the return of ICS Vortex into the band. We catch up with Jens to learn more.

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