Rating: 8/10 Release: 18 December 2020 Label: Independent / Bandcamp As I anticipated, many projects are getting music out during this lockdown. One which I have been anticipating for a long time even before the pandemic is the full-length debut from New York’s Jotunheim. Entitled “Asgaard’s Nemeses Rise”, the album …Continue reading →
Ratng: 7/10 Release: 24 November 2020 Label: Sliptrick Records Helena Aleksandre’s is discribing themselves as Russian Progessive Folk Metal and Hard Rock artist who is presenting us with “Angels don’t sleep” their debut album, which had been released on the 24.11.2020 via Sliptrick Records. The release is combining a lot …Continue reading →
It is a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to make today an interview with Zagan from the Folk/Viking Metal pioneers of Black Messiah.
Even that your latest release “Walls of Vanaheim“ already leads back three years ago, there is always some activity going on within Black Messiah. Already in the summer of 2019 you announced a re-release of your first full length release “Sceptre of Black Knowledge“ ( Black Metal Release) and you planned to play some exclusive “Old School Shows” with songs from your first two albums. Why you decided to do so? What was the feedback out of your fan base?
Rating: 8.9/10 Release: 24 Oktober 2020 Label: Independent CelestiC out of Aix en Province in France is a one man project band from the Raphael, who just released on the 24.10.2020 its full length debut album “Glory to the Sword”. Even that we are talking here about a debut record …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.5/10 Release: 11 December 2020 Label: Prophecy Productions When I saw a new album come in from Iceland’s Fortíð I figured I must have missed a release from them. I last remember an album I reviewed from them in 2015 entitled “9”. There must have been a new album …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 20 November 2020 Label: MDD Records We all long to abandon the inevitable perceptions and scars of time that plunge us into a jaded existence, saturated with inescapable trauma or if we’re lucky, joy so very consequential in our every opinion and decision, forcing us into biases. …Continue reading →
As grim as 2020 has been, one major bright spot has been the debut album from Baltimore Maryland USA’s Isenmor. “Shieldbrother” has swept in and become my debut of the year and with good reason…..the album is filled to the rim with epic folk metal with track after relentless track. We had a handful of the Isenbrood attack some questions we sent their way. Violinist Mark Williams, Bassist/Vocalist Mike Wilson, Guitarist/Vocalist Tim Regan, Violinist/Vocalist Nick Schneider and Guitarist Pete Lesko all contributed to questions regarding the album, the songwriting, the crowdfund campaign and a few other items of note… check it out…
Rating: 8.7 Release: 6 November 2020 Label: Inverse Revords When listening to Elvenscroll’s latest release, one will find that true to the album’s name, there is nothing mournful about it. In fact, below the soaring melodies, there is a rather nuanced and incredibly expansive track-list on offer that holds up …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 1 november 2020 Label: Independent / Bandcamp 2020 has been pretty sparse for EP’s which I feel is a lost art nowadays with projects being able to release music at will. Thankfully, a new project named Earendel released a debut EP entitled “Veins Of Terra” officially and …Continue reading →
In these strange times we all long for nice concerts and festivals, to ease this hunger Skálmöld released a live album. There isn’t a lot we haven’t asked this guys over the past years, but to be sure they’re all OK we had a little chat with Baldur.