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SVARTSOT – Mulmets Viser

SVARTSOT – Mulmets Viser

Svartsot return with their second album, after 2007’s debut “Ravnenes Saga”. The Danish folk metal band that was formed in 2005, managed to sign a contract with Napalm Records for their debut, as well as for this new work. Let’s see what they have to offer 3 years after their first effort and with a completely new line-up, since guitarist Cris J.S. Frederiksen is the only remaining member!

Those of you who have listened to them before, you Read more…

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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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LLVME – Fogeira de Sueños

LLVME – Fogeira de Sueños

Llvme is a newly formed band from Salamanca, Spain. They exist from 2007, when Nandu, keyboard player of the black metal band Chaotic Hope, decided to create a new band. After the split-up of Chaotic Hope, two of their members joined the band, together with a new guitarist. The new band follows a quite different path from the fast epic black metal style of Chaotic Hope. “Fogeira de Sueños” is their debut album and it was released on Read more…

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ELUVEITIE – Everything Remains (As it Never Was)

ELUVEITIE – Everything Remains (As it Never Was)

Eluveitie is a band that needs no introduction. They are one of the most successful (if not the most) folk bands these days, as their contract with Nuclear Blast easily reveals. This 8-member Swiss band that was formed in 2002 has already released 4 albums and is touring around the world with great success. Their last year’s album “Evocation I – The Arcane Dominion” was an acoustic folk album, but now they return with their “official” folk black/death Read more…

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SVARTBY – Riv, Hugg och Bit

SVARTBY - Riv, Hugg och Bit

Russian folk metallers Svartby from Saint Petersburg are back with their second full-length album “Riv, Hugg och Bit” which means “Rip, Chop and Bite”. This 4-member band was formed in 2004 and after 2 EPs they released their debut album “Kom i Min Kittel” with the Russian label Phono Records in 2007. They got the attention of Trollzorn that re-released it next year. And so, on August of 2009 their new work is out, again by Trollzorn.

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VIHMANA – Templo

VIHMANA – Templo

Another new solo project band, this time coming from Spain. Nacho Hernadez (also in La Dolorosa) is the man behind Vihmana, an ethnic folk death metal band he formed in 2007. “Templo” is his first effort, that is something between an EP and full-length, since it lasts for almost 30 minutes.

From the first moments of the CD it’s obvious that we have to deal with a very special band. Vihmana create an ethnic, eastern, almost ritual atmosphere, with many Read more…

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ÁSMEGIN – Arv

ÁSMEGIN – Arv

After 5 years of silence the Norwegian band is back. Even though the band was created in 1998 it was 2003 when they released their “Hin Vordende Sod & Sø” debut, which made quite an impression to the folk metal scene. Their new album “Arv” will be available by the end of November again by Napalm Records and let’s see what they have to present this time.

They are still at the folk black/death genre, but the album is different Read more…

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SVARTSOT – Ravnenes Saga

SVARTSOT – Ravnenes Saga

A new chapter in the rich folk metal history begun. Svartsot come from Denmark and they release a very good debut. Their black death metal songs are fully inspired by Celtic music and the guitars are built upon folk tunes, scales and rhythms. The extended use of flutes and whistles seems to be their trademark and it’s done by perfectly skilled musicians. All the instruments are heard clearly and have equal importance on the compositions. The orchestrations are very convincing, Read more…

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