Tavern folk from Russia. At first the description made me think of Versengold alike music, funny medieval folk, not metal at all, but I was proved wrong.
Troin makes metal straight from a tavern, new and unique.
The CD starts off with a chat in Russian, I truly have no clue what it’s about. For the people who read more of my reviews and know I like to call song titles, I’ll have to apologize, my Russian is terrible.
Easy on we roll into the music, slowly and soft a guitar, a drum and a flute start to play for us. As well the singer gets more and more exited as the song goes on and thus we took place in this bar.
Supported by electric guitars the song reaches the end. But it’s definitely clear to me where the term Tavern Folk comes from. Unless I can’t understand the lyrics, the essence of the cosy pub is made clear. It even seems like a man is overdoing his story. All the songs are bound together with short conversations between them to complete the sphere. So listening this album gives you a chair in the corner of a Russian tavern and you’re listening to the two man next to you.
The second song makes me feel like I really want to go crazy during a live act of these guys.
The third song than is somewhat more easygoing, and gives even a bigger part to the flute. But as counts for any song on this record, you can never sit still!
One song further Troin even treats us with some Slavic bagpipes.
It’s an amazing thing that in the entire album, you get the sphere of this two man having their conversation in the pub, unless I can’t understand them, the music gives me a great idea of what they’re talking about, that’s brilliant!
When I’m nearing the end of the CD we even find some misery.
Then the mood even gets grim in the tavern, but fortunately that gets settled so the doors can be shut in peace and harmony.
I don’t think I have to explain this CD is musically very strong and diverse. You actually feel like you’re in the middle of a medieval Russian tavern. It doesn’t matter if you understand Russian or not, you can still enjoy the mood and the happenings in this pub. They’ve thought about how to put this all together and that worked out greatly.
I hear many bands in the “folk-metal” genre, but Troin knows how to create a very own and original new thing within it. Personally I’ve never heard anything like this before.
My compliments, gentlemen!
- Третьего найти 7:57
- Спор 8:18
- Пивная столица (Алхимик) 8:51
- Собрание лжецов 10:37
- Пыль западных дорог 8:21
- Пирожки 10:28
- Подвал Себастьяна 7:15
- Веселый монах 10:30
- Ловцы ветров 7:58
- Троин 8:38
- Троин 3:26