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VALKNACHT – When the Might of the Storm Becomes Mine

VALKNACHT – When the Might of the Storm Becomes Mine

Valknacht is a new band from Canada (Québec), formed in 2005 by the main composer and frontman of the band Thorleif. After 4 years they managed to release their debut album “When the Might of the Storm Becomes Mine” by the label Les Productions Hérétiques.

Like many other new bands from this area, Valknacht play epic pagan black metal and they are very good at it. Bathory is their main influence, but they have also a personal style, especially after Read more…

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FINSTERFORST – …zum Tode Hin

FINSTERFORST - …zum Tode Hin

This is the second full-length album by this quality band. After their amazing EP “Wiege der Finsternis” in 2006, this band gained a place in my favorites of the genre. The band begun in 2004 with four members and slowly the line-up was completed, so now there are seven members on Finsterforst. In 2007 they released their debut full-length “Weltenkraft”, that got great feedback. Later they signed in Einheit and now they just released their second album “…zum Tode Read more…

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RAVENTALE – Long Passed Days

RAVENTALE – Long Passed Days

This is the second album by this new Ukrainian band, after their debut “On A Crystal Swing” in 2006. Astaroth created this band in 2005 and he plays everything on Raventale, since it’s his personal project. In their debut the band had a black metal oriented sound, while this time the music changed a lot.

Black metal elements are still obvious, but many doom metal influences are also added. A slow heavy tempo is dominant in the whole album and Read more…

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THULR – The Seafarer (Demo)

THULR – The Seafarer

Thulr is the solo project of Morten from Germany, who is also in Eldborg and contributes in Folkearth. Thulr were formed in 2002 and it was two years later when their first demo “Forsitesland” was released. So now, five years later Morten returns with his new work “The Seafarer” a full-length demo.

Thulr play epic black metal with many acoustic and melodic elements. Compared to their first demo everything is improved. The production is very good and I believe this Read more…

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ANCESTRAL VOLKHVES – Perun Do Vas !!!

ANCESTRAL VOLKHVES – Perun Do Vas

Perun Do Vas !!!” is the second full-length album by this (unknown to most, I hope not for very long) Slovakian band. Ancestral Volkhves were formed in 2001 by Dod and Gamayun and the same year they released their demo “Going Towards the Gates of Mystery…” where they delivered some kind of raw pagan black metal. The demo was never distributed properly, since it was self-released… After some silence the band returned with its first official Read more…

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OBSCURITY – Várar

OBSCURITY – Várar

The fourth full-length work from this German epic black metal band will be out on 06 of March. After their debut “Bergish Land” in 2000, in 2003 they returned with “Thurisaz” via Twilight and in 2007 they signed in Massacre to release their third album “Schlachten & Legenden”. It was obvious that the band tried to get a better distribution and get out of the “underground” territories. Let’s see if this fourth album can make it.

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FOLKEARTH – Fatherland

FOLKEARTH – Fatherland

Another release by this “international” band, which has been very active lately! After “Fathers of Victory” and the acoustic “Songs of Yore” earlier in 2008 it’s time for their third release “Fatherland” in the same year. This is their sixth full-length album in their characteristic sound, released once again by the Russian label Stygian Crypt.

This time it has 11 musicians from 7 different countries, including Hellas (Luresia, Marios Koutsoukos, Polydeykis and Hildr Valkyrie), who put for a while their Read more…

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ADORNED BROOD – Noor

ADORNED BROOD – Noor

Finally the last album of this great German folk black metal band is at my hands, an album I wanted a lot to listen to. Adorned Brood begun on 1993 and they released in 1996 their cult debut “Hiltia”, a primitive combination of folk music and raw black metal. In 1998 they released “Wigand” an amazing epic folk black metal CD, which was very hard to find, since their label Atmosfear was closed after while. Then in 2000 “Asgard” Read more…

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