Category Archives: folk metal

Messenger – “Threnodies”

“Threnodies” is the followup to Messenger’s stellar debut “Illusory Blues” which the band melted their folk rock style with psych rock. While that style is still very much their foundation, “Threnodies” feels like a more fully realized statement. The grooves … Continue reading

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Moonsorrow – “Jumalten Aika”

Moonsorrow are back after 5 years with their latest opus, “Jumalten Aika.” It’s not going to surprise fans of the band since it’s the epic pagan folk metal that the band have done for years now. All of the elements … Continue reading

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SKUGGSJÁ – “A Piece for Mind & Mirror”

SKUGGSJÁ is a special project from Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved and Einar Selvik of Wardruna. It was written for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution and chronicles the history of Norway. This is an album of epic proportions as … Continue reading

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Ensiferum – “Two Decades of Greatest Sword Hits”

Ensiferum are one of those bands that, while not being prog, play such an epic brand of metal, they appeal to me and many progheads. Consistency has been a strength. Ensiferum are either balls to the wall viking metal or … Continue reading

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Amiensus – “Ascension”

It would be very easy to judge a book by its cover when it comes to Minnesota’s Amiensus. Their logo and the cover of “Ascension” scream black metal. While the band have some elements of black metal, like the verses … Continue reading

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Amorphis – “Under the Red Cloud”

Amorphis are one of my favorite bands. I figured I should have full disclosure. They have been so consistent for so long now too. Yet, I think they are still very underrated within the metal community. They have a unique … Continue reading

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Negură Bunget: “World Tour TĂU” North American Dates

Negură Bunget will be on “World Tour TĂU” in North America in September and October 2015 together with Dynfari and Grimegod to promote their latest album “Tau”. Sep 02 2015 – Boston, MA (USA) – East Club Sep 03 2015 … Continue reading

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