Othalan – ‘Przedświt’ (EP 2013)
Started in 2012, this band originally counted just two members: the singer and the bassist. The music goes from medieval to folk and metal, and has a calm decent pace. And all of a sudden, five other artists popped out of nowhere and formed the Othalan we now know today.
The more the merrier equals more instruments. They’re complete nowadays, and everyone has their role in the story this band brings through music.
In few bands the bass has such a profound role as within Othalan, it completes with the higher alt of the singer. The Slavic influences through musical pace and instruments makes it a festival to listen. The album is an allegory of music; expect hints of rap (miraculously it fits!) and symphonic metal (please Othalan, give us some more of that) along with medieval influences and sometimes even some darker tones of doom.
I love how some songs are somewhat of a musical tale; they tell a tale with their music and singing. The downside; she doesn’t always seem to stay on key, but that could be my bad hearing. Got to give ‘m credit, to be honest: not all Slavic bands master English that well as they do.
- Herr Mannelig (cover)
- Dragonborn Comes(Skyrim cover)
- Lemuria (Therion cover)