I am definitely going to try and catch them at Wacken Winter Nights, as from what I can hear the live performance is likely to evoke more feeling, and of course, you can’t have a jig pit while sitting on a bus listening to this album on the way to work…
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
This album is prime for a power metal party and I can definitely imagine myself with all my power metal loving friends having a grand old time with some drinks seeing Grailknights live.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!