Folkodia – ‘Battlecry’ (2010)

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By: Nick
Score: 5/10
Release: 4-3-2010
Label: Stygian Crypt Productions

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 originating from 2010, it becomes even harder to say something decent about it. Continue reading

Percival Schuttenbach – ‘Reakcja pogańska’ (2009)

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By: Michel
Score: 7,5/10
Release: 2009
Label: Independent

Percival Schuttenbach is the folk-metal version of Percival. Reakcja pogańska is their second full length album, their first album was released about seven years earlier.
With cello, lyre, flutes and other authentic instruments they create Polish folk-metal. Their metal is the heavy rock/metal kind, no grunts or screams, but solid guitars, drums and bass as a firm basis for the folk touch by the authentic instruments. With female and male vocals they create a very nice folky atmosphere. Continue reading

Amon Amarth Melkweg (2009)

Melkweg, Amsterdam
12 November 2009
By: Dorien

After the support band (Doghouse Gallows, only seven appearances before) the audience did not seem really enthusiastic, but it was time for the headliner Amon Amarth.
After a half hour full of songs from the new album, which is very popular seemed to fall from the present Vikings and of course well-known songs like ‘Gods of war arise’ and ‘With oden on our side “it seemed to be over. Continue reading

Paganfest 2009

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Paganfest 2009
Locatione: FZW, Dortmund (DE)
10 September 2009
By: Colin

T-shirts pagan fest where pagan is crossed and pirate is written above it? Yeah, the line-up of pagan fest this year has nothing to do with pagan. But despite the absence of pagan spirit, the bands know, this year again, how to entertain me for hours. The day started well, believe it or not, on the Internet was the wrong address was mentioned, it was damn quiet for the small building where we were, turned out the location had been moved, the right place was not mentioned on the Internet. After 1.8 kilometer walk we finally arrived at the right building. Continue reading

Ensiferum From Afar Tour (2009)

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From Afar tour
De Kelder, Amersfoort, NL
30 Oktober 2009
By: Colin

2009 was peaking, Ensiferum released their best album so far, and ensiferum is my favorite band …
… They had to live up to high expectations in Amersfoort.
Amersfoort, 19:24 h. Large parking area, vacant area, a lamppost, a parking meter, two tour buses and a building with large letters De Kelder. Continue reading

Skyforger (2009)

Skyforger
Location: De Vleugel, Nijverdal
9 Oktober 2009
By: Colin en Michel

Due to a cancelled gig Skyforger had a spare date in their agenda. At very short terms a gig in Nijverdal was arranged but with one and a half week to go, despite the enormous promotion of Baldrs Draumar, there were only a few people in this small venue. Not sold out by far, but the atmosphere was nonetheless great. Continue reading