Brutus’ Daughters – ‘Hueso y Madera’ (2017)

By: Dough
Rating: 8/10
Release: 3 April 2017
Label: Independent / Bandcamp

I confess to never having heard of Brutus Daughters before now but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Hueso Y Madera is a very entertaining cd from the opening bars of” De hueso y madera” to the hidden jig that closes the album the band manages to successfully merge Spanish and Celtic styles Continue reading

Varang Nord – ‘Call of Battle’ (2017)

By: Jeff
Rating: 9/10
Release: 10 September 2017
Label: SoundAge Productions

I have had the honor of reviewing the last 3 releases by Varang Nord and with each new release they get better and better and the latest release, “Call Of Battle” continues in that tradition. First off, this is not to be confused with the “Call Of Battle” EP released just before the beginning of the year. Continue reading

New album Ceolskog

Ceolskog is working on his 4th album, this one will be called ‘A Comfortable Tree Stump’ and will be released 1st January. Like all his other releases this new album will be released at his bandcamp page. Continue reading

Ensiferum – ‘Two Paths’ (2017)

By: Jeff
Rating: 9/10
Release: 15 September 2017
Label: Metal Blade Records

Name the top 5 biggest names in folk metal and Ensiferum would be on the list I would think. After releasing nothing but killer stuff from day one, I would say their previous effort (“One Man Army”) for new label Metal Blade in 2015 was somewhat lacking. Decent? Of course, but for me just not as crushing or catchy as earlier releases. So, what does the brand-new album “Two Paths” bring? Continue reading