Release: 24 December 2012
Label: Grailight Production
They’ll always be a little bit strange, those Russians. I got ‘Emerald night’ for a review, and apparently there’s close to nothing to be found about this band. Except for maybe the ugliest band-website I’ve ever seen though. However, on this site I discovered that this band originates from Russia, started back in 1999 and that this record is, as far as I can see, their 4th release.
What to say about Emerald Night? This band also has that typical Slavic way of composing folk-metal, which has been made famous by Arkona. So slightly chaotic, with a lot of room for melody and different kind of vocals. While the classical female vocals sounds a bit overdone, the harsh grunts and the choirsinging sound pretty decent.
These Russians deliver quite a nice record. Ok, it isn’t original at all, and other bands have done it way better before, but it’s not bad to listen to. The songs contain tons of different melodies, ideas and instruments (with a lead role for melodic guitar riffs and different kind of flutes), without losing a clear structure. However, it’s a shame that the overall mix isn’t that good. This ensures that the music sounds like a mess at times, but this isn’t really bothersome.
All in all not a bad acquaintance with these Russians. Definitely nice to check out for once,, if you can actually manage to find it..
- Король Ольхи 06:06
- Дрёма 05:15
- Сердце Королевы 05:48
- Руна Победы 05:52
- Ночная Симфония 05:39
- Тристан изо Льда 04:44
- Оборотень 03:17
- Берсерк 03:24
- Демонизм 2010 (Bonus Track) 05:55