Merry Trollmas, merry Trollmas everyone! Frigid winters with icy palm trees call for hordish holiday haggling. On this festive occasion we speak to with Bay Area’s Wartroll. Let me assure you, wrangling troll hordes is a tricky business which is why this interview was as amusing as it was informative. Listen below for details on their resent conquests, foreseen ventures and this year’s release Frozen Hordes.
Rating: 9/10Release: 1 December 2019 Label: Yarko Music Production I have to admit I’ve been quite distracted of late, with the decade’s end and critical capacity of good music approaching, I’m a bit overwhelmed. Nonetheless, I managed to divert my attention for another installment of Long-term Underrated Bands and in …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.9/10 Release: 10 October 2019 Label: SoundAge Productions Grappling with mixed feelings, I was completely uncertain how to review this album, frugally listening to it maybe once every 2 weeks. Certainly, the premise of reviewing a release amplifies the potential criticisms compared to recreational listening. Nonetheless, let’s get right …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.3/10Release: 11 October 2019Label: Creator-Destructor Records I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve been clued into Bandcamp and its utter usefulness only recently so you can imagine what a treat searching “folk metal” for this new camper it was. Discoveries galore; like the millennial dawn and world-wide-web explosion! …Continue reading →
On one warm Friday evening, I took off work
early and headed to the city not to simply escape the heat and indulge in the
delectable culinary offerings but to primarily see one of my favorite bands.
This particular trip was especially anxious with an interview confirmed with
headliners, Arkona, but more on that later.
By: AssiaRating: 9/10Release: 14 August 2019Label: Independent Among many firsts of writing reviews for Folk-Metal.nl, this marks my first local band! WarTroll is a quartet outfit from practically my backyard of East Foothills in the San Francisco Bay Area, beautiful, sunny California and Frozen Hordes is their sophomore independent effort. …Continue reading →
By: AssiaRating: 8.0Release: 27 September 2019Label: Lifeforce Records An enormous responsibility with this gig is catching and calling out genres, so to initiate this review appropriately, I would call Vorna Nu Vintage Black Metal and Sateet Palata Saavat (Rainfall Returns) is their third full length release. Seemingly these folks have gotten …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.8/10 Release: 2 August 2019 Label: Napalm Records Finsterforst’s Zum Tode Him has been a pinnacle in my folk-metal library for over 10 years now though many things have changed for me and for the band alike in that time, but just like fine wine, we’ve evolved and matured …Continue reading →