Release: 15 October 2019
‘Kinder des Zorns’ is the title of the new album of Forgotten North. It’s their 4th studioalbum in 20 years. A few years after their first album in 1999 they broke up, came together and broke up again. They joined forces again in 2014 and from there they’re on a stairway to Walhalla.
With this new album the band improved about everything. Their music is somewhere in between Saltatio Mortis, Ignis Fatuu, Harpyie, Subway to Sally and In Extremo. Never sounding like one of them! But just picking all those nice elements from all these bands, you hear German ‘Mittelalter’ everywhere, but they do this in their own way, fitting perfectly in this immensely popular landscape in Germany.
Why is this band unsigned? I don’t know, they probably like this themselves because this is an album which could be high in the German charts. The songs stick to you even at the first time you listen to them. The songs are written to stick in your head, the melodies are very nice. The flutes which give it a nice folky medieval taste are carefully embedded in the music. The production of this album is really great! Everything is so clear in the mix, which gives the songs a lot of strength.
The album takes of with a nice well-known Celtic tune, and don’t you think “Oh no, not again”, because the band takes a clear statement with this song. It’s shows their roots and make this tune into a great rock song. It’s clear from the start they’re here to rock.
I can’t image the whole crowd singing “Wilkommen in Walhalla” (Welcome in Walhalla), during their concerts, brilliant. But ‘Kalt’, ‘1000 Jahre’, ‘Lass mich dein leben sein’, almost every track of the album can easily score into the top 10 of best Medieval Rock songs of this year.
- Am Leben 4:40
- Feuervogel 4:00
- Kinder des Zorns 4:37
- Wir Trinken Nie 4:48
- Macht und Intrigen 5:01
- Walhalla 4:15
- Das Spiel 3:24
- Kalt 3:53
- Krieger 5:54
- Licht der Zeit 3:46
- 1000 Jahre 4:21
- Lass Mich Dein Leben Sein 5:15