Tag: Folk

Fluisteraars – Gegrepen Door De Geest Der Zielsontluiking Review

[Artwork by B. Mollema] “Time was standing still The meeting is over Their journey is on Oh, they should have known Not to play… With the powers of Hell Some people have lost their way

Thy Catafalque – Vadak Review

A common criticism of progressive or avant-garde music is that it’s too busy, too clinical, too academic, too self-indulgent. And if that criticism is itself a somewhat lazy cliche, it nonetheless also has the virtue

Hanternoz – Au Fleuve De Loire Review

A band most of us are unfamiliar with paying tribute to a river many of us are merely vaguely aware of in a language quite a bit of us don’t speak. France’s Hanternoz asks much

Diamonds & Rust: Moonspell ‒ Wolfheart

[Original cover art by Axel Hermann] Of all the bands that began their careers in more extreme terrain only to shift into sounds that were in some ways experimental, more commercial, or just downright different,

Empyrium – Über Den Sternen Review

[Artwork by Fursy Teyssier] How are you fixed for melancholy? All things considered, probably just fine, as I’m sure you’ve likewise had more than your fill of essentially every branch of sadness the universe has

Korpiklaani – Jylhä Review

When I first crossed paths with Korpiklaani back in 2006, I took one look at the slipcase promo for Tales Along this Road, and finding them completely ridiculous, promptly discarded and ignored it. I don’t

Falconer – From A Dying Ember Review

[Artwork by Jan Meininghaus] One could certainly argue that the writing was on the wall back in 2014 when, three months after releasing album number eight, Black Moon Rising, Falconer announced they would no longer

Lör – Edge Of Eternity Review

[Artwork by Greg Bogart] Back in 2017, a relatively unheralded Philadelphia band called Lör snuck a debut full-length under the radar that, upon reaching some uniquely eligible ears, blew the doors off the barn like