Rating: 9/10 Release: 8 September 2023 Label: Independent Evilon (a portmanteau of “evil” and “Avalon”) is a Swedish band calling themselves folk metal. Typically, I’ll open these reviews like “BandName is an n-member band of SomeGenre”, but it seems the band is restructuring and some folks have departed. At the …Continue reading →
Rating: 10/10 Release: 29 September 2023 Label: Metal Blade Records The Irish band Primordial are back with their tenth full-length album on Metal Blade Records. The Irish band has 32 years of career, full of albums, hits and tours. This follow-up to 2018’s “Exile Amongst the Ruins”, “How It Ends” …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 17 November 2023 Label: Independent Cabrakaän is a five-member symphonic folk metal band from Toluca, Mexico… just outside of Mexico City in the heart of what was once the Aztec empire. This is where they draw a lot of inspiration for their songs. Aztlán is their third …Continue reading →
‘Revolucionarios’, from Mexican folk/death metal group Aztlan, is taken from the album Revolución. The concept of Aztlan is to expose the Mexican culture from ancient times like Aztecs and Mayan to the present day with the sound of Mariachi and Prehispanic Music through a world full of mysticism.
Rating: 9/10 Release: 20 October 2023 Label: Mighty Music Sylvatica is a four-member Danish melodic death metal band, and Cadaver Synod is their third full-length album. They’re a band I’ve heard of but never found time to sit down and give them a listen, and that was a huge mistake. …Continue reading →
The Privateer was founded by Roman Willaredt and Christian Spöri in 2007. The first name of the band was “Privateer“but it had to change it to “The Privateer” due to a naming conflict with a polish band. Soon after the first demo-CD “Tavern Tales” which contained two Songs “Stormlashed” and “Basilisk”. After the demo, The Privateer played a lot of concerts in Germany and Switzerland. Positive feedback on “Tavern Tales” was positive and the band decided to produce the next album “Facing the Tempest” in 2012, released by Trollzorn Records. Just one year later in 2013 the LP “Monolith” was released.
In 2017 the band signed to the Austrian label NoiseArt Records and released the newest album, “The Goldsteen Lay” on 28th of July. In October, 2017 singer Pablo Heist left the band and was replaced by Jonas Piraterie who left the band in autumn 2020. Since the end of 2022 The Privateer are complete again with Pascal Streb joining the band.
Rating: 7/10 Release: 8 July 2023 Label: Independent / Bandcamp Zeitgeist is a solo act out of Nancy, France, as far as I can tell, and La voie de l’Atlantique (“Way of the Atlantic”) is their second release. It’s a guitar, drums, a keyboard and vocals, and the sound is …Continue reading →
“Món Oblidat” is a conceptual metal album about a journey of self-discovery and personal reunion through Catalan mythology. The crowdfunding campaign has already begun! Take advantage and pre-order the new album! vkm.is/forja What is this album about? “Món Oblidat” (forgotten world) is a concept album about the self-discovery and personal …Continue reading →