Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 10 June 2022 Label: Napalm Records Schandmaul adds another one to their impressive list of releases this week. Despite the fact they’re not the heaviest band in the scene, they are unmistakenly one of the big leaders in the German Medieval/Folk Rock/Metal scene. The Munich-based outfit has …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 10 June 2022 Label: Napalm Records What do you get if Blind Guardian married Ensiferum and had an affair with Sabaton? The short answer is you would get a five piece bunch of Dwarves from Pisa, Italy named WindRose. “Warfront” is the follow up to the well …Continue reading →
Rating: 7/10 Release: 31 May 2022 Label: Northern Fog Records Hello fellow trolls! Today we give a listen to Bergsvriden, this troll-ish two-piece black / folk metal band hailing from Sweden fourth release, “Gastkramad”, which loosely translates to “Touched by a spirit of the dead” in the Scandinavian folklore. The band …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 20 May 2022 Label: M-Theory Audio Helsótt’s third album is an ambitious record. Whereas their two previous releases stuck very much to the tried and tested Folk Metal thematic tropes of Norse Mythology and Pagan history, this time around they have thrown their fanbase a real curveball …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10 Release: 4 February 2022 Label: Independent 5 Years after their first EP “The House Spirit” the Dutch Epic Folk Metal Band Vanaheim released their first Full Lenght Record “Een verloren verhaal” on the 04.02.2022. The first track “Uit Steen Geslagen” starts with a very nice folky keyboard interlude …Continue reading →
When Bloodywood released their first album ‘Rakshak’ a little while ago, we were struck by the originality of it. The blend of Indian folk with metal is a great find. The band is filling a rather unique niche with this. Haven’t you heard it? Well you should, just to make up your mind about this. Listen to it now and while you can read what Raoul had to tell about the band.
Paddy and the Rats started way back in 2008, but they kept on paving a way over the sea with their music. This path lead to Napalm Records and some point. Now the band hits the shores once again, this time with their sixth album ‘From Wasteland To Wonderland, time to have a chat with these Hungarian outlaws. We stumbled upon Joey in the harbor and got him to talk.
Rating: 7.5/10 Release: 29 April 2022 Label: Napalm Records Paddy and the Rats are an interesting Celtic band from Hungary. The music on this album is a little all over the place. Not really a bad thing , just different. After a nice opener duo of Wasteland and Ship will …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 1 April 2022 Label: Independent Dirty Shirt is back with a new album ‘Get You Dose Now!’ When you see the coverart it’s obvious this is not the usual stuff. Where lots of the bands featured on Folk-metal.nl tend towards the more nostalgic aspects of folk-music. No, …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 15 April 2022 Label: Napalm Records Folk/Viking Metal favorite Månegarm is back with their 10th studio album ‘Ynglingaättens Öde’ (which translates to ‘fate of the Ynglinga kin’), out April 15, 2022 via Napalm Records. Månegarm incorporate Pagan inspired lyricism based on the Old Norse poem Ynglingatal. Hard to …Continue reading →