A journey through 8 different countries in our top 10. Scotland, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Hungary and Norway, great to see so many different countries in this race. Remarkable this year: the five voting members all nominated a different album as the best. But we have a clear winner and this is Empyrium.
1. Empyrium – ‘Über den Sternen’ Maybe not the best album according to our votin members, but chosen second best by no less the three of them. ‘Über den Sternen’ reached a total of 34 points. Great efford of these Germans. It was Juergen again who wrote the following about this album: “The complexity of their compositions simply do not allow to put them in any genre. Empyrium is unique and all attempts to classify their music will fail. As a small remark to add is that the label of Empyrium Prophecy Productions and its foundation is going back to the debut of the band “A Wintersunset…” and is celebrating in 2021 their 25th anniversary. With this new release Prophecy has a further reason to celebrate. Happy Anniversary! For me there is no other choice to honour “Über den Sternen” with the full score and to thank Empyrium for their great efforts in creating such a masterpiece.” Congratulations Empyrium with this great album!
Rating: 9.8/10 Release: 9 April 2021 Label: H-Music Hungary Dalriada out of Sopron (Hungary) is celebrating with their new release “Öszelö” their 15th years Anniversary as a band. If you only count the full-lenght releases you come to an output of 12 albums including their brand new live album “Hazateres – 15 ev Dalriada” …Continue reading →
Rating: 9.5/10 Release: 19 January 2018 Label: Nail Records One of the greatest pleasures of being a reviewer is being blown away by a previously unknown band to you. Dalriada are a well-established band from Hungary. Firmly based in epic folk metal ala Ensiferum, Arkona, Turisas, Ect. They are great …Continue reading →
Rating: 8.5/10 Release: 11 July 2015 Label: Nail Records Hungarian folk metallers Dalriada surprise us with a best of album. Why? No idea. There are no bonus or live tracks, no dvd with concerts and behind the scenes, eh, scenes. Do I mind? Not at all, because the best of …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 4 September 2015 Label: Nail Records Hungarian folk metallers Dalradia had us waiting three years for their newest album ‘Aldas’. A long time for a band that used to release an album almost every year. Has it been worth the wait? Yes, it has. Dalradia treats us …Continue reading →
Dalriada isn’t that well known outside the borders of their home country Hungary. However, they’ve been playing for many years, and they just released the album ‘Napistan Hava’. After following the band for many years, I had a lot of questions to ask them, and this was the perfect opportunity to get the answer to all these questions. I spoke with Riekmann – Tad – Dadeusz, drummer of the band.
Rating: 8/10 Release: 28 September 2012 Label: Nail Records When writing this review, we’re in the middle of October. Autumn started, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures drop. However, that this isn’t the case for everyone is proved by Dalriada, who are releasing ‘Napistan Hava’, for ‘Napistan’ means …Continue reading →
Rating: 9/10 Release: 12 February 2011 Label: Independent The Hungarian band Dalriada, I believe not many people are familiar with this band. Even if it is told this band is active from the start of 2003, by then using the name ‘Echo of Dalriada’, still a lot of people won’t …Continue reading →