Rating: 9.5/10 Release: 9 July 2021 Label: Independent One of my passions outside of folk metal has been my love of all things from Scotland….the history, the landscape, my lineage and of course the music. There has been a rich history with many notable acts….Saor, Cnoc An Tursa, Adabroc and …Continue reading →
2021 has ben a pretty epic year so far made even more epic with the latest album from Duskmourn. This duo have released “Fallen Kings And Rusted Crowns” to much praise thus far and deservedly so. We reached out to Walter Deyo and Bill Sharpe and they both answered some questions for us regarding the new album, the very successful Kickstarter campaign to get it completed and a few other items of note…. check it out….
Rating: 9.5/10 Release: 28 May 2021 Label: Independent The pandemic has yielded yet another gem from a returning band to the conversation in an EP from Oak Ash and Thorn. “To Gaze On Stars Of Frost” is a 4-track offering from this Colorado USA 5 piece which was officially released …Continue reading →
It is nice to see that the global pandemic has at least given us some new projects forming, including a stellar debut from Russia’s Sieta. Soon to be released “Novgorod” will definitely get Sieta noticed and for good reason….lots of killer tracks and a solid production make for a worthy listen. Main man behind the project Aleksandr Mokin fielded some questions from us regarding the upcoming album, the name and history or it, writing and recording and a few other things of note… check it out…
Rating: 9/10 Release: 21 June 2021 Label: Black Spark Records I have been pretty fortunate to witness many acts from their humble beginnings to multiple levels of success. One of those acts that comes to mind is Canada’s Burden Of Ymir. From a recent start to the project (2019) there …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: June 2021 Label: Earth And Sky Productions With the major lockdown over the last year or so, I have been a little surprised at the lack of new projects releasing material. It was nice to see something brand new from up-and-coming project Sieta arrive to us. Entitled …Continue reading →
It has been a long 7 years since Denmark’s Sylvatica was making waves with their debut album “Evil Seeds”… and sadly soon after, they disappeared from the scene. With 2021 moving forward, so has the band with a return in a big way with their follow up “Ashes And Snow”. While the album has a tangible connection to the debut, it also is a massive reintroduction of sorts to their sound. Vocalist and guitarist Jarden Schelsinger took some time to answer some questions for us regarding the album, the comeback, the influences and a few other items of note….check it out…..
I can tell you for certain that waiting for the latest Byrdi album was a very long process for us fans and well worth the wait. “Byrjing” has finally been released by the Norwegian project via Trollmusic after a 4 year hiatus and has once again tantalized the senses like few others can. Members Nash Rothanburg and Andreas Paulsen teamed up on answering questions for us regarding the new album, the layoff, the songwriting process and a few other items of note…check it out…..
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 21 May 2021 Label: Schwarzdorn Production I had a feeling 2021 was going to be a year of the comeback and another project reappearing after a long layoff is Ukraine’s Zgard. Back a few years ago I would have been completely shocked that they would be in …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 12 March 2021 Label: Independent The EP has been a lost art form (in my opinion) with artists nowadays being able to release tracks at will or just going right for the full album. To my amazement, the heathen enchantress Runahild has taken her attempt at resurrecting …Continue reading →