It was a tight race until the last points from the USA, Sweden, UK and the Netherlands were counted. This year’s winner is:
1. Vanaheim – ‘Een Verloren Verhaal’
What a first full length album created Vanaheim with this one. What a hell of a month February was this year for Folk-metal. Three February-releases in the top 3 of our Best Debut Album 2022 list. With 37 points very close to the maximum of 40 points. The favourite debut of two of us.
Juergen was exited as well and wrote: “it is really amazing on which high level the band can perform. Even that most properly the symphonic and orchestral parts are coming from the keyboard the quality of the sound is simply amazing, also keeping in mind that Vanaheim is still an independent band. The big variation in their songs, the perfect mix between orchestralic, symphonic,folk episodes and chants combined with their very impressive metal makes this album a pleasure to listen.”
We can only wish Vanaheim all the best and hope to see them shine at many concert next year! Congratulations!