Release: 26 August 2013
Kylfingar, as they say the First Hungarian Nordic folk / Viking metalband, releases an EP to get everyone excited for their coming album. If they achieved this is of course the first question that comes to mind.
And the answer to that is ‘a little bit’. A bit vague of course, but a declaration needs to be given by this answer. Kylfingar plays standard folk-metal, in the style of Ensiferum. Very guitar-orientated, with here and there some keys to make the sound complete. Nothing wrong, you’d say, but the problems start with the word ‘standard’.
The music of Kylfingar is really standard. It’s been done many times before, and much better. The quality of the music is just fine, though the music lacks an own identity in such a way that it can’t keep the attention of the listener. A shame, because the musicians are all playing pretty well.
Kylfingar certainly has potential, though they really need to find their own sound. Right now it sounds way to standard to really be interesting. I’m really curious what the full-length would bring, and if they have a more unique sound by then.
- Észak Népe
- Út a Valhallába