Following the release of Cruachan’s new album we reached out to the band about their new release, and the information about their current works, stories about their collaborations, and side efforts followed.
Rating: 7.0/10 With Facebook’s move to efforts like the metaverse, new and exciting opportunities for artists and businesses are being made available. How many of these opportunities enrich the consumer is still being seen, and the more cynically minded might take issue when an internationally known band like the Hu …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.6/10 Release: 24 March 2023 Label: Despotz Records Cruachan, the pioneering Folk Metal band from Ireland have returned to the studio with their first offering since Nine Years of Blood in 2018. Even though they weren’t actively in the studio, they had been active on social media with what can …Continue reading →
Rating: 5.6/10 Release: 17 November 2022 Label: Independent Karan Han’s new album, while presented as Folk Metal represents all of the problems purists and critics usually have about the subgenre. If the album were not presented as Folk Metal or if it were in fact presented as regular Folk Music …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 2 September 2022 Label: Better Noise Music No one can ignore THE HU, which since its creation in 2016 has come a long way leading them to the heights. And yet who could have believed in this band which decided to mix rock music and tradition of …Continue reading →
Rating: 6.3/10 Release: 24 June 2022 Label: Napalm Records Back when the review for Live in Tilburg came out over a year back, there was mention that Christopher Bowes acknowledged their new material was “terrible”. And with one more album under the belt it seems that Alestorm might not fully …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.0/10 Release: 8 April 2022 Label: Mighty Music Danish Folk Metallers, Heidra have returned with another album, the latest installment in the story that started with their first concept album. This release makes some departures from the musical style from Awaiting Dawn but isn’t far removed from what one would …Continue reading →
Rating: 5.3/10 Release: 3 January 2022 Label: Independent Before beginning this review, I encourage the reader to imagine what an ambient album released as a pet project by a streamer would sound like. Now imagine that instead of traditional ambient nuances, the music instead relies on regular keyboards, and the …Continue reading →
Rating: 5.9/10 Release: 8 October 2021 Label: Independent It took some time to get around to Siren Rain’s 2021 effort and honestly if it were not for several consistent problems, Rise Forth would be a solid release. Let us briefly look at each track before narrowing down the factors that set …Continue reading →
A few weeks ago we reached out to Rådarna whose debut release The Fomorian Horde was received exceedingly well by our staff. It was chosen the Best Debut Album of 2021. Here follows an interview with the band about the rumors of butchering magical creatures surrounding the band and some relevant band history which our eager readers might also find interesting. We managed to isolate a creature known as Rikard Falk from the other bunch, so we could bring our questions to him in a clear way without being distracted by the noisy rest of the bunch. It almost feels wrong to speak about these creatures in this lovely way, but they seem to be quite pleased with this achievement.