- 20 dec 2014
- Angeli di Pietra & Lappalainen
@De Bierpompe,Wervik, Belgium
- Eisheilige Nacht: Subway to Sally, Saltatio Mortis
- Rauchnächte Tour: Gernotshagen, Firtan, Obscurity
Tag Archives: cd
By: Jeff Score: 9/10 Release: 8-10-2014 Label: Independent From the dark reaches of Pennsylvania and New Jersey USA emerge the mighty Duskmourn with their debut album. Previously, they had released a terrific 3 song self-titled EP in 2012 which reminded me of a mix of a few different North American bands: Amiensus, Appalachian Winter, Panopticon and maybe even some Woods of Ypres…..
By: Jeff Score: 8/10 Release: 22-12-2014 Label: Independent Having just reviewed their “Beer Bloodbath” EP, I was anxious to hear the newest full length from the mighty Incursed from Spain. It was obvious that there was a definite progression from the first full length (“Fimbulwinter”) just after hearing the couple of new songs from the EP.
By: Jeff Score: 8/10 Release: 21-11-2014 Label: Independent It has been a long 4 years since Brezno released the “Viharnik” EP which featured 4 songs of epic folk metal. I enjoyed the EP but I thought the songs were OK and sounded a little forced with production that lacked an identity and seemed disconnected in some way.
By: Michel Score: 7/10 Release: 29-11-2014 Label: Independent Pospolite Ruszenie is an Polish band blending old Polish music with solid rock, but there’s a difference, they don’t use the old folkmusic for this purpose, but medieval theme’s. There aren’t of lot of bands blending these genre’s, what makes the sound of Pospolite Ruszenie quite unique.
By: Michel Score: 6,5/10 Release: 14-11-2014 Label: Wolverine Records We got a little taste of the new Malasañers sound a little while ago when the vinyl issue Welcome to the Folk Punks Show, a Celtic Punk compilation, was released. Malasañers isn’t the loudest band on this album, on the contrary. I was sincerely hoping for a bit more ‘loudness’ in their music, a I got partially what I was hoping for.
By: Nick Score: 8/10 Release: 28-11-2014 Label: Trollzorn Records Although Obscurity has been present in the scene for quite a while, it was not until last summer when I had the pleasure to get to know them. The German Viking death-metalband who came into existence in 1998 were present at the Dark Troll festival, where they left a good impression. Time to get to know the band a bit better, and how could we do that better than with the 7th studioalbum of the band, called ‘Vintar’?
By: Jeff Score: 7/10 Release: 11-2014 Label: Heidens Hart Records I always am a little skeptical of words like “re-issued” or “re-mastered” when an album that was released previously is put out again. Imagine now seeing another re-issue of an album that originally was released in 1999, re-issued in 2002 and now again in 2014. Thankfully it is Forefather so I am willing to give it the chance they deserve.
By: Michel Score: 7/10 Release: 11-11-2014 Label: Independent This release was announced a long time ago. And until the releasedate there was not much to be found about Rannoch Moor. But now this is split album is released we discovered Rannoch Moor is a kind of project in which three people are involved, amongst them is Tim Read of Trollgasm.
By: Jeff Score: 9,5/10 Release: 5-12-2014 Label: Trollzorn Records What can you say about Cruachan that hasn’t already been said? They have created the template for 20+ years for all other folk metal bands to follow and this latest album is no exception. While other bands still try to follow this template, no one still sounds like Cruachan.
By: Jeff Score: 10/10 Release: 31-8-2013 Label: Independent If any of you know about Germany’s Skjaldborg, you may say “Why are you reviewing an album that has been out for over a year now?” Unfortunately, more of you are probably asking “Who is Skjaldborg?”