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ENSIFERUM – From Afar

ENSIFERUM – From Afar

Undoubtedly Ensiferum is one of the most successful bands in the epic viking metal scene. They were formed 15 years ago and they released their impressive self-titled debut in 2001, gaining immediately the respect of fans of the genre, as well as many praising reviews. After that, there were many line-up changes and the band released 2 more full-length albums, one demo collection, one EP, one live DVD and many singles and most of them sold really good. It is Read more…

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JALDABOATH – The Rise of the Heraldic Beasts

JALDABOATH – The Rise of the Heraldic Beasts

If you think that the name is the only unusual thing about this band, you couldn’t be more wrong. Behind the knick Jaldaboath is James Fogarty. If this name reminds you anything, he was one of the founding members of The Meads of Asphodel, as well as the man behind Ewigkeit. After leaving from The Meads of Asphodel and ending Ewigkeit, he found two other comrades and in 2007 they formed a band with his name “Jaldaboath”. In the same Read more…

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TÝR – By the Light of the Northern Star

TYR - By the Light of the Northern Star

Fifth full length album from Týr is out, one year after their previous effort “Land”. Týr is one of the few bands that come from the remote Faroe Islands, north of Denmark and they play Viking metal (their origin definitely gives them the inspiration for this)! They were formed in 1998 and after two albums they signed in Napalm Records, where they released 2 more albums, as well as the re-releases of their first albums. Now it’s time for Read more…

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BATTLELORE – The Last Alliance

BATTLELORE - The Last Alliance

The Finnish epic symphonic metallers are back with their fifth work. Battlelore have their own style of epic Gothic metal, with many symphonic elements and female vocals combined with black-death male ones. They follow the same “recipe” in all their works and it seems we shouldn’t expect anything different from them.

I believe that “The Last Alliance” is their best work so far. It’s not only the obvious improvements in their production and technical skills, but the much more interesting Read more…

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