Ostara Metal’s HRH Vikings Picks

HRH Vikings is my final festival of the year, and I really am looking forward to it. It’s my kind of metal, and some of my favourite people in the world will be there to enjoy it with me. HRH Vikings takes place at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, UK, on the 1st and 2nd…

Dyrnwyn – Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Italian folk metal seems to be coming into it’s own with some quality acts right now, and Dyrnwyn are no different, they are fantastic and I very much look forward to hearing more from them in the future. I thoroughly recommend these guys if you are looking for some pagan folk metal in the style of Moonsorrow.

Valyria – Into the Dying of Time

Band: Valyria Album: Into the Dying of Time Release Date: 18th May 2018 I can’t remember exactly how I came across Valyria and their latest album, but I am going to take a guess and say it was Spotify’s new releases playlist. The album kicks off with an orchestral intro which is heavy on strings…

Dragony – Masters of the Multiverse

With keys adding cheese, soaring vocals, guitar solos, singalong choruses, and a power ballad, it has all the ingredients you need for one hell of a power metal banger.

Skálmöld – Sorgir

Sorgir will not only appeal to the die hard Skálmöld fans, but also to those who may not have heard much of their music before and are into the more traditional metal sound. 

YYLVA – The Wood Beyond The World

This is an amazing debut from YYLVA. The tracks are really well written, the mix is brilliant and Clare’s vocals are absolutely incredible. I expect many more great things from YYLVA, and I am excited to hear more in the future.

Korpiklaani – Kulkija

I am very much looking forward to seeing Korpiklaani live again at Wacken Winter Nights in February next year, and there will be a lot of dancing to keep me warm in the northern German winter! All I have left to say in my very limited Finnish vocabulary is “Kiitos” to Finnish folk metal superstars Korpiklaani for yet another smashing release!