Rating: 9.6/10 Release: 04.01.2019 Label: Llacta Records Founded already in 2001 in Quito (Ecuador) Curare is presenting us with “Portales de Los Andes” their five album in the band history.Curare defines their music as Folk Metal Andino or Longo Metal and their influences mention on the facebook site sound like …Continue reading →
Sometimes you stumble on a hidden gem. Lately a band called Barad Guldur from Italy was brought to our attention. We took the opportunity to ask them a few questions at once, so we can get to know them a little better.
Hi, I think a lot of our readers don’t really know Barad Guldur. Can you tell us a bit how the band started? “Hi to all of you at Folk Metal.nl and thanks for this interview! Barad Guldur were born from the desire to merge metal, folk and epic music with tales, horror stories, paganism and Tolkien’s writings. Our band started a few years ago with some cover songs that were shared on YouTube with the aim of finding the right sound.
Rating: 10/10Release: 23 November 2019Label: Independent While I think most of us here at the site may have already picked our album of the year, I was holding out for the latest from Frisland’s favorite sons in Baldrs Draumar before deciding. Boy, am I glad I did as I have …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.2/10 Release: 11 June 2019 Label: Independent ‘Frammenti di oscurità ‘ (or fragment of darkness) is the first release of this Italian band, which with 11 songs brings us its style with a classic European folk-metal sound in both melodies and guitar riffs. The male and female voices sing in …Continue reading →
Wind Rose didn’t only release a new album this year, but there are things going on live as well. Time to chat with Claudio about a few things.
Dwarves in Time
Wind Rose started quite a few years back. How did you guys meet? “Hi everyone, Claudio here, guitarist of the band. Francesco and I were together in the same school of music in my small hometown in the province of Pisa. The school set up a Christmas concert and put us in the same band to play a couple of rock songs. The keyboardist Federico is my cousin, we started the band together and we included Francesco some months later. Cristiano started teaching bass at the same school of music, while Federico the drummer we got in touch with him when we were looking for a new drummer after the former one left the band.”
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 22 November 2019Label: Independent At face value (or cover value for that matter), I am sure you are all asking what we are doing reviewing this. Hang in there and you will find out shortly. “Eternity’s End” is the debut album from Astralborne and is set to …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: 8/10 Release: 10 November 2019 Label: Songs of Evil Débler released a new album, their third one already, called ‘Adictium’. What music can you expect, the answer is a bit the same as when you ask us why the the previous albums weren’t reviewed by Folk-metal.nl. The Spanish metallers …Continue reading →
The US has had a dominating year in folk metal and the new album from Wilderun solidifies it even more. Their 3rd full length album “Veil Of Imagination” has recently been released and has been astounding every listener with it’s overwhelming musicianship and song writing. We had bassist Daniel Müller take these questions for answering regarding the new album, the song writing, the touring, the recording and a few other items of note (this interview was done prior to the album release on November 1st and the tour for it) …Check it out…
Rating: 6/10 Release: 18 October 2019Label: Independent / Bandcamp If you want your folk/Viking metal fix, Bandcamp is where it is at. Case in point, the semi-debut album from Russia’s Vegvisir has been on it since mid-October and we are getting to review it. When I say semi-debut, they have …Continue reading →