Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 3 June 2022 Label: Napalm Records Wow, I never expected Battlelore to come back with an album. I was already very excited when they decided to pick up the band again after so many years. But must admit I was a bit disappointed by the ‘new’ release …Continue reading →
Rating: 7/10 Release: 21 November 2018 Label: Independent / Bandcamp I’m not sure if this is going to be a trend but if it is, I hope it ends as quickly as it started. That trend is the release of unreleased older tracks instead of new material, especially after a …Continue reading →
The Music of Battlelore has evolved during the past few years, from somewhat more danceable songs to much heavier epic Metal. Folk-metal.nl had to learn more about this and spoke to Jyri Vahvanen, guitar player and text writer of this Finnish band. The Music evolves in a group process, most of the songs develop from a rough plan on guitar. Drums and bass are added to this, and after that keyboards and vocals are added. The song, created in this process, is refined until everyone is happy about it.
Rating: 7/10 Release: 28 January 2011 Label: Napalm Records A new album of these Finns, I’m curious, because although I am a fan of these survivors from Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must also confess that I do not think all the songs equally stunning. They don’t have a top album …Continue reading →
Location: Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL 30 November 2008 To promote the Finnish export of folk-metal, four Finnish bands joined forces and put down a tour through Europe. er een tour opgezet door Europa. This should be fun, because Finland is the homeland of this genre. Falchion Falchion, the band with the …Continue reading →