Rating: 8/10 Release: 12 September 2019 Label: Kuoriaiskirjat The name Juha Jyrkäs may not be widely known outside of his native Finland but a debut album may change all of that. The author and musician has released an album entitled ”Sydämeni Kuusipuulle” (which I will go with “My Heart To …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10Release: 25 October 2019 Label: Strong Music Productions I am still shocked when an album comes from out of thin air for review…. especially when it was released by all appearances 5 months ago. The latest album from Znich is a collaboration with Rutvica entitled “Ruch Sonca” (which I …Continue reading →
29 August 2019, Anti-Bar; Quebec Canada It’s the end of summer in Québec Citythe temperature has finally fell a bit and it’s time for Arkona’s show on Thursday 29th of August in the famous Anti-Bar (https://lanti.ca/). I leave work early to prepare for the show. The place is really nice …Continue reading →
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: 9.5/10 Release: 29 November 2019 Label: Independent Some of my favorite bands come out of the Great white north of Canada. Rush, Triumph, Neil Young, along with Some great traditional bands like Great Big Sea and The Dreadnoughts however I confess that until recently I had not heard of …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 20 December 2019 Label: 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 …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: 8/10 Release: 6 December 2019 Label: 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 …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.”