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: April 9th, 2021 Label: Reaper Entertainment Since Wolfchant released in 2018 a Statement via Facebook that the members would like to focus on private issues and will not continue with the band nobody would expect that this will only end up in a short break and that already 3 years later Wolfchant …Continue reading →
Paganfest 2013 – Essen By: Gur The past years Paganfest was settling in Oberhausen, so I was surprised I had to go to Essen this time. These towns aren’t far apart, so it’s no problem. The Weststadthalle was the stage where it all was happening. A much smaller venue and …Continue reading →
Paganfest 2013 – Effenaar Eindhoven. Photo’s: Awesome-pix.de (Saarbrücken) Paganfest doesn’t need an introduction anymore. For the 5th year in a row, a few pagan/folk/related bands are invited for an European tour and to provide the needs for an epic party. While this year the bands were more unknown than previous …Continue reading →
Rating: 8,5/10 Release: 1 March 2013 Label: NoiseArt Records For several years these Germans are active in the pagan-metal scene. After A Pagan Storm these men gained quite some name, to turn silent again. Then they showed up with Call of the Black Winds, but caused to bad promotion, this …Continue reading →