Release: 1 February 2014
Drakwald started out in 2009 in France, founded by fans of pagan metal. One cannot deny, these Froggies have done it right and done it right they have. Pagan and folk elements, combined with good ol’ brutal Scandinavian death metal and the lovely dark voices. I’m a sucker for that (it makes me smile somehow).
There are moments in life when you want to sit down with a nice cup of some liquid and just listen to good music. After two not so fun weeks, I was most ready for some good music and a cup of tea. There I was, hitting the play button et voila: magnefique!
This CD is especially made for such moments – and other moments, let’s not rule out other good moments. The first song starts out as a symphony, bombastic here and there and just the way I want it. The music fulfils the promise of the title: you’re drowning in music. It continues in the second number, where the drowning continues. Lovely dark voices and a rhythm that’s just giving energy. (after a fairly troublesome time, this just brought a huge smile onto my face. Listen when sad or depressed, instant smile guaranteed)
Whereas the second number is a bit forceful, the third is more joyous and carefree. This variety in mood continues through the entire album. Some songs are more serious than others, and I’m glad of it. A good album needs variety, and believe they’ve done a fairly good job. Très magnefique!
- The Drowning
- Let the Slaughter Begin
- Diving in the Depth of Agony
- Escape the Claws of Fate
- When Beer’s Flowing
- Enter in the Den of the Night
- Giant with the Axe
- Raise our Sword
- Inhale the Ashes of Honor