The album tells a story, not only through the lyrics but through the instrumentals as well. There are highs and lows in the music as an epic battle or war seems to take place throughout the tracks of the album.
Teshaleh – Born of Fire
Despite the fact the album doesn’t really flow well for me personally, the actual composition of the individual tracks is really good. If a future full-length release is in the works, I would like to see some more consistent themes in the instrumentals.
LIVE REVIEW: Nightwish Decades Tour with support from Beast in Black
One of the best possible ways to end my live music experiences of 2018. What a show!
LIVE REVIEW: HRH Vikings Chapter I
This event is a new highlight on the festival calendar, and I already have tickets for next year to witness an even more spectacular line up! Skål!
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
Valyria – Into the Dying of Time
Band: ValyriaAlbum: Into the Dying of TimeRelease Date: 18th May 2018Record Label: Self-Release I can’t remember exactly how I came across Valyria and their latest album,
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.
Ostara Metal’s Power Metal Quest Fest 2018 Picks
Get yourself a ticket for Power Metal Quest Fest, get yourself a t-shirt, and support all the amazing bands on the lineup who rely on our support to keep going!
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!
Saltatio Mortis – Brot und Spiele (Deluxe Edition)
This album is consistent in quality, it is what you would expect from Saltatio Mortis and what you would expect from a folk metal album.
Bloodshed Walhalla – Ragnarok
When I heard that this was blackened Viking metal, I wasn’t expecting the amount of folky influences akin to Moonsorrow, and I really do enjoy that. The Italian folk metal scene, and the southern European folk metal scene in general are getting bigger, and there are some fantastic bands coming out of this.
Triddana – Rising From Within
It’s what I like in folk metal all in one nice neat package of an album. The album is consistent without being too similar and every track being the same, each track has its own unique identity. I am very much looking forward to hearing even more Triddana in the future!
Bloodstock Festival 2018 – Saturday and Sunday Ostara Review
My experience of Saturday and Sunday at Bloodstock Festival 2018.
Bloodstock Festival 2018 Thursday and Friday – Ostara Metal Review
My review of my experience of Thursday and Friday of Bloodstock Festival 2018.
Dwarrowdelf – The Sons of Fëanor
A beautiful and atmospheric take on some of the lesser-known lore of Tolkein’s world.
Ostara Orbits the World – Norway
Norway is famous for fjords, black metal and trolls, but there is also a lot of great folk, power and pagan metal bands out there to have a listen to.
Ostara Orbits the World – United Kingdom
The folk and power metal scene in the UK is getting bigger every year, and I am fortunate enough to know and in some cases be friends with the members of several of these bands.
Vorgrum – Party in the Deep
If you want to have a folk metal workout, stick this album on and dance around for 45 minutes, it’s the perfect folk metal party in an album!