By: Jeff Score: 8/10 Release: 25-12-2014 Label: Independent Omut from Belarus has finally released a full length album entitled Dziesiać šliachoŭ praz dryhvu (“Ten Paths Through The Swamp”). I am not sure why that a band that has been in existence for 10+ years have waited so long to actually …Continue reading →
Colorado USA’s own The Flight Of Sleipnir have returned once again with an incredible album with V., their first for new label Napalm Records. Combining a mix of doom, black, Viking metals and other genres have resulting in a unique, enigmatic and hard to describe sound from this two piece. I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with both David Csicsely (Drums, Vocals, Guitars) and Clayton Cushman (Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards) to try to get a little insight into their process….
By: Jeff Score: 6,5/10 Release: 1-11-2014 Label: Independent Duir have issued their first EP with a total of 6 songs called Tribe. This Italian 6 piece play a blend of straightforward folk metal with a heavy leaning towards Celtic influenced tracks with bagpipe being a featured instrument here. The obvious …Continue reading →
By: Jeff Score: 7/10 Release: 27-11-2014 Label: Independent Germany’s Jörmungand may be familiar to some of you as they have existed as one entity or another since 2009 whether as Jörmungand or for some time as Soulreaver. They have returned to the Jörmungand name and issued their first full length …Continue reading →
By: JeffScore: 6/10Release: 15-12-2214Label: Independent Annwyn are an up and coming folk metal band from the Netherlands and have just released their first EP with Journey On. Formed in 2013, they have already gone thru a few personnel changes in their short history and hopefully have now solidified their lineup …Continue reading →
By: Jeff Score: 7,5/10 Release: 2-2015 Label: Independent It has been a long 4 years since the first self-titled album from Spain’s Northland. With plenty of touring and festivals over the last few years, as well as waiting for the recovery of drummer Jose Resendo from a motorcycle accident, we …Continue reading →
By: Jeff Score: 9/10 Release: 8-10-2014 Label: Independent From the dark reaches of Pennsylvania and New Jersey USA emerge the mighty Duskmourn with their debut album. Previously, they had released a terrific 3 song self-titled EP in 2012 which reminded me of a mix of a few different North American …Continue reading →
Long Island NY’s Yonder Realm has finally released a full length album called The Old Ways. With a mix of folk, thrash and death metal, the diversity of tracks on the album are sure to please a multitude of metal fans. I spoke with vocalist/ guitarist Jesse McGunnigle regarding the new album, the process of completing it and future plans for the band…….
Need some new epic Pagan, Folk and Viking metal bands to listen to? Look no further than “Tales From The Southern Realm”, a compilation featuring 8 of Australia’s finest crop of bands in all sub genres of folk metal. Prior to the August 22nd release date, I was able to …Continue reading →
By: Jeff Score: 8/10 Release: 22-12-2014 Label: Independent Having just reviewed their “Beer Bloodbath” EP, I was anxious to hear the newest full length from the mighty Incursed from Spain. It was obvious that there was a definite progression from the first full length (“Fimbulwinter”) just after hearing the couple …Continue reading →