Rating: 6.5/10 Release: 11 January 2020 Label: Independent I would hate to make a trend out of heaping criticism on the albums I review, however sometimes one just has to be blunt. While many debut albums can be improved in some regard, Tempest of Time is a case study in …Continue reading →
Rating: 6/10 Release: 1 February 2020 Label: Independent Trikorn was releasing with “Pirate Life for Viking Guys” their second full length album on the 01.02.2020. So what does Pirates have in common with Vikings ? There can only be one thing: drinking, drinking and once more drinking. Therefore the album …Continue reading →
Rating: 6/10 Release: 7 February 2020 Label: Rockshots Records I’m going to get straight to the point and say that, other than the rather brilliant Verta, which brought to my mind French Celtic Folksters, Tornaod, the rest of this EP was a bit low energy for my tastes. I couldn’t …Continue reading →
After an extensive layoff from recording, 2020 marks the triumphant return of Germany’s XIV Dark Centuries with their new album “Waldvolk” coming on February 28th via Einheit. The long hibernation of sorts has done them well with what I feel is their most powerful, complete and fulfilling able to date. Many of the band members (Guitarists Uwe and Tobalt, vocalist Michel and drummer Manu) were available to answer some questions for us regarding the new album, new label, the time off, playing live and a few other things o f note… check it out…..
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 29 February 2020 Label: Japanese Blackest Records This might be the first time that I can remember that an album came with a disclaimer about the cover and I’m somewhat surprised it is by Ukraine’s Paganland. If you missed our post about it, the picture well definitely …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 →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 24 January 2020 Label: Northern Silence It has been relatively quiet so far here in 2020 as far as reviews go but luckily, I stumbled across a nice debut from Belore to keep me busy. Released via Northern Silence on January 24th, the album is titled “Journey …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10Release: 10 January 2020Label: Hardy Entertainment The waiting time has an end and after 5 years since their EP Release “Ungeständig” Ingrimm was finally releasing with some delay their 5th Full Length release “Auf Gedeih und Verderb” on the 10.01.2020. Personally I was discovering this great band from Regensburg quite late in 2014, but …Continue reading →
There is no band out there that gets as down and dirty as Sweden’s Bergsvriden. Need proof? Check out their latest album “Skogens Trolska Fasa” for a little taste of the insanity and darkness they create about as good as anyone out there. Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Trollmania jumped on these questions for us regarding the new album, the history of the band, the writing process and a few other tidbits…. check it out……
After a brief hiatus,
South American Folk Metallers Cernunnos has returned with a new EP entitled The
Svmmoner. I got in touch with the band for an interview about the album and
the future and received a fairly quick reply.