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Review By: Gur Photography: Eline I was just in time able to drive to Patronaat in Haarlem. Not a bad plan, because Amorphis came by and from earlier experiences I can state this is always nice. Amorphis is busy doing their ‘Circle’ tour and Starkill is doing their support on the European part of this tour.
By: Astrid Score: 9,5/10 Release: 30-11-2013 Label: Sound Age Productions According to Slavian mythology, Rarog was a hawk, falcon or a fiery dwarf who turned himself into a whirlwind. Well… they’ve managed to succeed, as usual.
By: Sebastiaan Score: 9/10 Release: 3-12-2013 Label: Independent The sympathetic French Canadians of Bodh’aktan present us Tant Qu’il Restera du Rhum, wich is their second album. And to be honest, it’s a great album.
By: Michel Score: 7,5/10 Release: 2-11-2013 Label: Independent We got their single ‘Day Follows Day, Night Follows Night’ earlier this year, now it’s time for Bucovina’s second full length ‘Sub Stele’ (Under the Stars), as we can see on their nice coverart. Like we’re used to we get very nice lyrics, which praise their homeland. And the mountains, valleys, forests and rivers in the Romanian highlands are so beautiful you can sing all day and all night about them. And that’s exactly what Bucovina is doing.
By: Nick Score: 6,5/10 Release: 29-11-2013 Label: AFM Not even a year after the release of ‘The Final Journey’, Black Messiah is back with a new album. ‘The Final Journey’ was a fine album, but could they keep the same quality throughout this release? Black Messiah plays a mix of power and folk-metal, with some rough kind of clean German vocals. The sound is based around the guitar, though the keys and the violin play a pretty big role as well.
By: Nick Score: 8/10 Release: 22-11-2013 Label: Indie Records Glittertind is a band that always operated as a one-man-project. At least, that was how it was before ‘Djevelsvart’. This is the first album that was recorded with a full band. ‘Djevelsvart’ means something like ‘Devil’s Black’ and is the fifth full-length. This band clearly has his own style.
By: Colin Score: 7,5/10 Release: 30-10-2013 Label: Independent A great thing about writing for this website is that once in a while you get a record from a band you have heard of once but never really listened to them. That’s exactly how Myrkvedr’s new album found it’s way to my desk. I definitely had to listen a few times, but now I finally have my judgment for you.
By: Michel Score: 8/10 Release: 19-11-2013 Label: Spinefarm Records Metsatöll has released quite a number of albums over the years. In 2012 they released a nice live album, but we have to go back to 2011 for their last studio album with new songs. Well there’s good news in March next year they will release a new album. While we’re all waiting for this Metsatöll released a single ‘Lööme Mesti’.
By: Sebastiaan Score: 8,5/10 Release: 12-10-2013 Label: Independent Trollwar, formed in 2011, releases with Eartdawn Groves their first full-length album. Two years after their first EP, these French trolls present us a very strong debut album.
By: Michel Score: 8/10 Release: 15-11-2013 Label: SoundAge Productions It has been a while since we heard something new from Troll Bends Fir, back in 2011 they released a compilation album through SoundAge Productions. And this was a very nice one. Hoplnir is one of my all time favourites, whenever I’m a bit down, I’m playing that one, and this keeps me smiling for at least a week. They describe their style themselves as Beer Folk, and this suits the music well.