Rating: 8/10 Release: 29 December 2019 Label: Independent / Bandcamp Quebec, Canada has a solid history of folk metal from Trollwar, Talamyus, Nordheim, Distoriam, Valfreya and many more. Time to add a “new” band to that list with the self-titled debut by Trollheims. Yes, it is a debut but as …Continue reading →
Rating: 6.9/10 Release: 16 December 2019 Label: Sound Age Productions Wolf Rahm’s latest album, Thicket, is interesting, to say the least. Like quite a few Folk Metal bands they don’t seem to take themselves seriously. Considering their sound lightheartedness may be for the best. In fact had they not undertaken darker music …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10Release: 20 December 2019Label: Independent There is always one album every year that drops in too late for my end of the year lists that should be on it. Thanks Bergsvriden…. this year it is your turn and I will once again probably break the rules and put you …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: 8/10Release: 6 December 2019Label: Independent Switzerland’s Infinitas has been kicking around for 10 years now and a 2nd full length has just been released entitled “Infernum” in early December. This would be their 2nd full length following “Civitas Interitus” from 2017. Independently released, the album features 13 tracks totaling …Continue reading →
Elvarhøi’s debut full length ‘Dansen låter fra graven åter’ was chosen the as the ‘Best Debut-album’ by the team of Folk-metal.nl. Time to have a chat with these guys, about this album, the long period it took to get this album to see the light of day and more.
Congratulations with your album ‘Dansen låter fra graven åter’ which is Folk-metal.nl’s Debut Album of 2019! What are your feelings? Chris: “Hello Michel! First of all, an enormous thanks for the honor of being picked as your number 1! We cannot overstate how happy we are that our album receives such high praise after having worked so long to make it. It has been a true labour of passion, and the fact that it is able to touch other people and give something to listeners worldwide is extremely heartwarming to us. We were fully prepared to release it without anyone at all batting an eyelash, so this definitely means a lot to us.”
Rating: 9/10Release: 25 October 2019 Label: independent Rumahoy’s new album is evidence of the essence of pirate folk metal. They come with their second full length to prove that they are true pirates in more than one way.A very nice album to listen to, very original compositions and true to …Continue reading →
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 →
Hi everybody, it is my pleasure to meet you! Would you please be so kind and introduce yourself to our readers? “Hi, we are Nemoreus, a folk metal band from Vienna in Austria. We are 6 musicians combining heavy soundscapes with traditional folk instruments, such as violin, tin whistles and an Irish bouzouki. The current formation is active since 2018, but the roots of our band go back till 2012.” What does the name “Nemoreus“ stand for? Is there any meaning behind this name? How was the name finding process and why did you choose this name Fabian: “First of all the name finding process was really chaotic, since we needed to change our name twice until everyone was satisfied. Nemoreus is an old latin word, which roughly translates to “ belonging to the forest “.”
Rating: 8.2/10Release: 13 November 2019Label: Darktunes Music Group With the exception of a digital single, The Svmmoner is the first new material Cernunnos has released in three years. Taking only a cursory glance at 2018’s single “Survivors” and comparing it to a song like “The Birth of Galatia” shows that …Continue reading →