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: 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: 9/10 Release: 31 July 2020 Label: Independent / Bandcamp There are a ton of killer acts from Australia and I would rank Trollgasm as one of my all-time favs from any land. Since their too early retirement, which down under act will be taking the folk metal helm? I …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 28 August 2020 Lable: Dangus Lithuania has not been known as a huge exporter of folk metal acts until more recently with killer efforts from the like of Ukanose and Romuvos. With a new album on the horizon once again, Juodvarnis will be in the mix as …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 26 July 2020 Label: Indepent If I had to give a one-word description to 2020 as far as folk metal goes it would be a super easy task in saying “Comeback”. Many acts have released albums after extremely long layoffs including Natural Spirit, XIV Dark Centuries and …Continue reading →
If you are looking for some great metal with a Scottish vibe, Ruadh will certainly do the trick. Joining countrymates such as Saor and Adabroc, they have opted for a heavier sound which is a perfect soundtrack to visions of the highlands. With a 2nd full length album entitled “The Rock Of The Clyde”, they have established themselves as a project with many interesting ideas and a very dark, hypnotizing style. We sent some questions over to the man behind Ruadh in Tom Perrett and he gave us some responses regarding the formation of the project, the writing process and style, influences and a few other things of note… check it out…
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 28 May 2020 Label: Independent Most of you might discover Natural Spirit via some web surfing and may not realize they have been in existence for over 20 years. How is that possible and you aren’t familiar with them? There has been almost 10 years of inactivity …Continue reading →