- 20 sep 2014
- Mittelalterlich Phantasie Spectaculum: Saltatio Mortis
@Freizeitpark Pröbsting,Borken, Germany
- Alestorm, Troldhaugen
- Incubate Festival: Falloch, e.o.
@Incubate Festival,Tilburg, Netherlands
@Kamikaze Club,Mechelen, Belgium
Tag Archives: cd
By: Michel Score: 7,5/10 Release: 26-9-2014 Label: Heptown Records A Hell of a record, this ‘Drunk, Sick And Blue’. When you start listening to this second piece of work of these Swedish Celtic Punkers, you get blown away by their music at once. Starting with the very nice speedy title-track of this album, you get very fine music at once. Speed, happiness, banjo, accordion, folk, punk, you name it, it’s all in there. On this album you’ll find a mix of songs, written by themselves and notorious folksong like Jar of Porter and The Molly Maquires.
By: Eline Score: 8,5/10 Release: 28-7-2014 Label: Mighty Music The Danish group Heidra released their debut EP ‘Sworn to Vengeance” in 2012. The folk metal band’s EP heralded a promising future for a full length album. “Awaiting Dawn” only needed the first few notes to convince me that it could fulfil this promise. And it only got better from there.
By: Michel Score: 10/10 Release: 6-10-2014 Label: Whiskey Devil Records Can a Celtic Punk album be a work of science? The Hunger & The Fight teaches us the history of Celtic Punk. It shows how classical Irish Folk songs like The Auld Triangle and the typical punk-rock anthems like I Can Only Give You Everything are blended to create beautiful Celtic Punk songs like A Pint Of Plain, which is one of the nicest Celtic Punks songs ever!
By: Michel Score: 7,5/10 Release: 22-12-2013 Label: Independent Zrymgöll signs with PRV, this will probably mean there will be physical copies of their latest album ‘Mighty Tavern’, which was released last december. But this isn’t the only remarkable fact. We know half of the songs of this album already. When you don’t know this Argentinian band, you shouldn’t jump to conclusions to quick. Zrymgöll released an acoustic EP last year as well.
By: Michel Score: 8/10 Release: 3-10-2009 Label: Sound Age Productions Kalevala released their album Kukushkiny Deti a few years ago in 2009, but the band has signed with Sound Age Productions and the album is released again through this label. In 2009 I didn’t knew Kalevala, so this re-release is a perfect time to give this album a short closer look.
By: Matt Score: 7/10 Release: 20-10-2014 Label: Mighty Music With the upcoming release of their third album, it seems Vanir are continuing on their path to severe brutality. The album titled ‘The Glorious Dead’ entails 9 tracks with enough power to blow your speakers before they reach eleven, and is one not recommended for the faint of heart.
By: Michel Score: 7/10 Release: 20-6-2014 Label: Independent The Norge folk-influenced Pagan Black Metal band Sverdkamp started in 2010, but they thought it would be a nice to take things one step further and they released a demo. A limited edition of this EP ‘Fraa Ryfylke’ can be purchased at their bandcamp.
By: Michel Score: 8/10 Release: 26-7-2014 Label: Independent I ended my review on the ‘Altan Urug’ album stating I was curious about future creations. The start of this ‘future’ is ‘Chosen by Tengri’, the new album of these Canadians. What has changed? Well, not much. They’re still into the Mongol history and they’re still blending Folk with Melodic Death Metal. And of course the folk is of the mongol kind. But Mongol has grown, their compositions are better and it’s obvious they have learned a lot from their previous album.
By: Yvette Score: 8/10 Release: 1-8-2014 Label: Napalm Records Whoever thinks about pirate metal will undoubtedly think of Alestorm. These guys who made their debut in 2008 with ‘Captain Morgan’s Revenge’, with their catchy songs about pirates, plunder and mutiny, really promoted the genre of pirate metal. And although there are a large number of contemporary bands that fall within the genre, Alestorm is still on top in terms of pirate metal.
By: Michel Score: 9/10 Release: 27-8-2014 Label: The Bird’s Robe Collective Oopz, they hit it again! most a mission impossible) but they have also made one of the best albums of 2014.