Rating: 9.5/10Release: 15 May 2020 Label: Independent Is it okay keep asking what a weird time it is we live in? Every week there’s some horrific new reality to accommodate and ingrain into our routines. Not to mention all the personal aspects irrespective of societal crisis. A well timed album …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 28 April 2020 Label: Independent / Bandcamp What an interesting adventure Allelic is with the stunning, perhaps watercolor, landscape cover alone enough to reel the weary listener in. The seemingly one-man Canadian collective out of Montreal has one thing down to a science; the combination of old …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 17 April 2020 Label: Mighty Music The planned intent for reviewing Vanir was loads of extensive research as well as a long backstory deeply involved in reminiscing last year’s holiday in Denmark for Udgardsfest. The end result, as with all expectations, leaves less to be desired with …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.0/10Release: 21 February 2020Label: Inverse Records he Finnish Blood of Kalpa (lose translation of Verikalpa) return with Tuoppitanssi after their debut of Taistelutahto in 2018, with a solid showing in my colleague’s review around the time I joined Folk-Metal.nl. Let’s just say these guys produced more songs in that time …Continue reading →
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.