First of all thanks a lot for your time! Could you please be so kind and introduce yourselves to our readers and give us a little information about your bands history? “Hello there! Thank you for having us. We are an eight-member pack from the biggest village in Czechia, Brno, combining symphonic and folk metal music since 2013. Strong male growl, soft feminine vocals, guitars, drums, keyboard, flute and violin are our weapons and stage is our battleground. It all comes in the wild and animalistic package on our gigs and melancholic, emotive and beautiful mood in our music.”
Many a folk metal fan (including yours truly were anxiously awaiting an official release from the mighty Beast Impalor. One of many fine up and coming acts from down under, they finally released a killer EP simply entitled “Goblin” recently to much praise. I sent some questions to the guys and vocalist Adam Klückers and keyboardist Tim Brown tackled them for us. From the EP to playing live to influences, we got a lot of great responses….check it out….
Minnesota’s Amiensus has been one of my favorite bands ever since I heard their debut album “Restoration” back in 2013. Since then, they have churned out more awesome music whether singles, splits, EP’s or full lengths. 2020 sees a new full length for label Transcending Records in “Abreaction”… a heavy concept of a title with music and lyrics to match. The new album revisits all of their previous efforts while also treading into new territory. I sent some questions over to guitarist,vocalist and all around cool dude James Benson regarding the new album, the title, the new label and a few other items of note…check it out…..
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 25 September 2020 Label: Northern Silence productions I guess at this point I am the resident Dwarrowdelf reviewer here and gladly so. The debut album (“The Sons Of Feanor”) and follow up (“Of Dying Lights”) were both reviewed by me and so now is this 3rd album. …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.8/10 Release: 1 October 2020 Label: Independent / Bandcamp Protokult’s Transcending the Ruins has the makings of a fantastic album, and in many ways it is just that. There are however, one or two musical tendencies that pop up across the album which, while they improve song quality on …Continue reading →
Rating: 10/10 Release: 2 October 2020 Label: Transcending Records Another album to make it to my short list of most anticipated for 2020 was definitely a new full length from Minnesota’s Amiensus. While having absolutely been mesmerized by their debut “Restoration” and follow up releases too numerous to list here, …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.5/10 Release: 10 July 2020 Label: Independent/Bandcamp I’m somewhat surprised that we have not seen a lot more music this year so far given the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently though we have started seeing a lot of debuts and we have another to review from Sweden’s Lombolo. “Vandringmannen” (I am …Continue reading →
Rating: 7/10 Release: 7th July 2020 Label: Cronus Productions This is the Freshman release of Kosmogonia, entitled Enthrone the Gods. A little aboutKosmogonia, they are a band from Greece and as I said this is their first release on the market.As you would expect from a new band’s first album …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 24.07.2020 Label: Hellbone Records Stilema out of Ladispoli (Rome) is already active since 2004 and started as an accoustic folk band which recorded at that time a 6 six track demo, before they changed their name (formally Stilema XXI ) and released a more folk rock …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 3 July 2020 Label: Fat Wreck Chords: The Real McKenzies have always been consistent in putting out great music. I was looking forward to the release of Beer and Loathing and I was not disappointed. Another great album from the group. Starting with the bagpipes of “A …Continue reading →