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Category Archives: Release 2010
By: Michel Score: 7/10 Release: 13-11-2010 Label: Independent Not a very productive band the Romanian Folk-metal band Bucovina. With an Full length after six years of existence in 2006 and an EP in 2010. Ans now there’s a single in 2013. Onfortunatelly this single has only one song ‘Day follows Day, Night follows Night’ You can listen to it on their bandcamp. This not vere much for a review. You can expect pretty much the same as on their EP ‘Duh’, it could have been one of the tracks of that album.
By: Gur Score: 7,5/10 Release: 2010 / 2013 Label: Independant Melodic Death with Folk, inspired by Tolkien. Interesting combination while most of the ‘Tolkienbands’ are rather epic and I’m curious how this works in combination with Death Metal. Forodwaith is a starting band from Belarus and there isn’t a lot information to be found about them. This doesn’t mean their first album ‘Nirnaeth Ardediad’ entitled (named after a battle from ‘The Silmarillion’ by Tolkien) is a poor produced album. On the contrary!
By: Nick Score: 5/10 Release: 4-3-2010 Label: Stygian Crypt Productions The nice package of Stygian Crypt included some older Folkodia albums as welle, so here is our first one: Sometimes it’s hard to discuss a CD. Sometimes you just don’t know what to say about it. If you get two of those albums at the same time, of the same band and both from a few years ago, it becomes even harder to say something decent about it.
By: Michel Score: 7/10 Viter is doing well, their album ‘Springtime’ was a very original and unique. I guess a lot of people think ‘This can’t be nice’ when you hear the term folk’n’industrial, but I can asure you it is. But when you want to buy their first EP, you discovered it was sold out. But the good new is, there will be a second press of this album. Not only another pressing, but with some additions too.
By: Colin Score: 7/10 On a very hot summer day, I get a Canadian album about the cold north in front of me. Fortunately I can always listen to this kinds of albums. Mysteriously and mystical is the beginning of this album, and it makes me curious about what’s else is waiting for me. The intro is almost too long, but it remains beautiful. Then, for a second, you think you’re listening to the new Ensiferum, fortunately this feeling disappears almost immediately. You’ll notice that this band has got a style of it’s own which is somewhere between Falkenbach and … lees verder
By: Gur Score: 8/10 Starting off with a happy metal song with grunts, violins and flutes BEER BEAR’s debut album promises to be a happy addition to the folk metal stable. The second song is even happier and has the typical Russian clean vocals and just when I think it is a bit too much a grunt breaks the happiness.
By: Gur Score: 8/10 Furor Gallico, a folk/celtic metal-band from Italy. After a demo in 2008 they released an debut album in 2010, entitled ‘furor gallico’. And this was a job well done. The first thing you notice is the artwork by Kris Verwimp, together with the bandlogo, you can make a good guess of the their style. And it exceeds your expectations. Flutes, violin, Celtic harp and a bouzouki make in combination with nice heavy guitars a nicely balanced folk and metal mixture.
By: Michel Score: 7/10 Release: 13-11-2010 Label: Independent Not a very productive band the Romanian Folk-metal band Bucovina. With an Full length after six years of existence in 2006 and an EP in 2010. But who cares if the quality is right? So, we give this EP ‘Duh’ a closer examination. The spring roars in ‘Vuiet de Negru Izvor’ and you can hear the plants sprout and the nature come to live in this instrumental track.
By: Michel Score: 8/10 I wasn’t very interested in Gwydion until now. In the past I had listened to a few songs and the gig in Arnhem in 2008 confirmed my opinion it wasn’t all very strong. But… , sometimes you experience things in life… Folk-metal.nl got with some other folk-metal albums also Gwydions most recent album “Horn Triskelion”, and I should shame myself, I had never made the effort to listen this one until now. The opening of the album is beautiful, but after this the band reveals how varied they really are. At last, all the pieces fall … lees verder
Door: Michel Score: 4/5 Het album Nifelvind is uit. En dan ben je natuurlijk zeer benieuwd. Al jaren is Finntroll het topmerk van de folk-metal. Maar je moet toegeven, de band teert ook al jaren op oude roem. Zouden ze met dit album kunnen bewijzen dat ze nog steeds op de koningstroon zitten. Het antwoord is ja. Misschien iets minder sterk dan de teaser deed vermoeden, maar toch een ijzersterk album. De band is terug, met een enerzijds oud geluid, maar anderzijds ook met een verbeterd concept. Vrijwel alle nummers zijn van hoog niveau. Een album waarmee Finntroll ook weer … lees verder