Home of fika, meatballs, Ikea and some absolutely fantastic metal, I am absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to discovering new folk/pagan/power metal bands from this wonderful country.
Shadowrise I feel have a lot of potential. The mix between the RPG soundtrack style and the heavy instrumental works really well.
I’m really looking forward to seeing Celtachor again live. It is not often that Irish folk metal is heard, it is more often the more Northern European folk metal that fans are more familiar with.
This is certainly an album I will be listening to again, and if you haven’t had the chance to check these guys out yet, you should!
Each song on this album is its own story, its own journey. Sojourner have a unique sound in their own right.
An unusual folk metal album which deviates from the normal European style. It flows really well and the composition is fantastic.
Barbarians in Black is a hard-hitting, heavy power metal album which you should really add to your collection.
With hard hitting riffs and folky melodies, this is certainly a contender for my album of the year!
If you enjoy punchy power metal with heavy drums and symphonic elements, The Offering is an album you need in your collection. It will definitely be joining mine.
If you like your tracks with long instrumentals, then this is definitely an album you want to be checking out, and a band you want to be keeping an eye on in the future.
It’s the right amount of complex, where you can still headbang, have a singalong and have a good time. I hope after their long break, they’re back for good!
This album keeps you on edge, you don’t know what to expect, but it all fits together.
If you like your power metal cheesy, fast and great, this album is something you need to expose your ear drums to.
A briliant weekend full of brilliant bands.
A fantastic live show worthy of Valhalla!
I see a lot of potential in the growth of Atorc in becoming one of the foremost folk metal bands in the UK. I’m excited to hear what they have to offer in the future.
This album has everything I could want from a Heidevolk album, and I very much look forward to their promised UK tour this year to be able to experience some of these tracks live.
No, that’s not a typo in the name. These are five of my favourite songs to have a good old dance to. In no particular
You can tell straight away that this is an Ensiferum album, it has a familiarity about it yet is brand new and packs a punch. For me hearing familiar melodies and instrumental tones is no bad thing, if a band are good at what they are doing, they should stick to it and that is exactly what Ensiferum have done here.