Wow, what a year 2018 was! I started Ostara Metal properly in January and this year has been a rollercoaster of a year, both with
There was such a hype on social media before this debut was released the for me it didn’t quite hit impossibly high standard. However, it is a damn good album!
One of the best possible ways to end my live music experiences of 2018. What a show!
A special double feature review of my experiences at the Heilung performance on 9th November 2018 at the Islington Assembly Hall in London, and of Wardruna’s performance at the Albert Hall in Manchester on 21st November 2018.
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,
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.
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.
A one day festival jam packed of power metal in the home of heavy metal – Birmingham.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
My experience of Saturday and Sunday at Bloodstock Festival 2018.
My review of my experience of Thursday and Friday of Bloodstock Festival 2018.
This debut from Aexylium sounds absolutely fantastic. It is a really, really good first album for the band, and I hope to hear more from them in the future. The album is happy, jiggy and definitely worthy of the title of folk metal. I expect big things from this Italian band in the future, and you should definitely go and show them your support!
A beautiful and atmospheric take on some of the lesser-known lore of Tolkein’s world.
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.
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.
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!