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.
Date: 15 September 2021 Come and Take It, Austin USA Before I dive into the music, let me give a little praise for the venue. Texas is a pretty big state, and for a student making a day trip halfway across the state during one of his two free days …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10 Streaming Concert There have been many bands doing life shows during the lockdown. The format is pretty standard, just do as you would with an audience except without one. I’ve heard several bands mention the awkwardness of that approach on stage. With such a typical setup how can …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.3/10 Release: December 2020 Label: Earth and Sky Productions Compilation albums can be fairly tricky, while in many cases they can contain hidden gems and unheard content from one’s favorite bands, they can frequently be a shameless cash-grab without the decency of giving the fans or occasionally even the …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 28 May 2021 Label: Napalm Records After their somewhat tepid Curse of the Crystal Coconut, some slightly out-of-place singles, and some band members’ admission that they’re running out of ideas, some of the more conservative Alestorm fans might have been wondering how Alestorm will redeem themselves, and …Continue reading →
Following the release of When a Good Man Goes to War by Vexillum, we reached out to the band for an interview about their album, its relation to their previous releases, and live touring.
Let’s begin with your new release, entitled “When a Good Man Goes to War” (no relation to the poem in Doctor Who, of course), for readers unfamiliar with the work could you please run us through the premise and themes.