Tag: Folk

Obtest – Gyvybës Medis Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas. Synopsis: I’ve been a fan of Lithuania folk/pagan act Obtest since 1997’s Tukstanmentis, and while the band has dropped their black metal sound in favor of a more straight forward power metal/thrash with

Arkona – Ot Serdca K Nebu Review

Originally written by Keith Fox. Moscow’s Arkona are named after the last pagan Slavic city-castle, an ancient religious center on the island of Rügen dedicated to the god Swietowit (according to part of my extensive research on

Korpiklaani – Korven Kuningas Review

Originally written by Keith Fox. 2008 has been good for folk metal devotees so far, especially fans of the Finnish scene.  Not only did Moonsorrow release their awesome and epic Tulimyrsky EP, but the Paganfest tour rolled through Europe

Scott Kelly – The Wake Review

Originally written by Brady Humbert. As I mentioned in the Steve Von Till review, Neurosis are my favorite band. This was determined after careful consideration and ongoing inner arguments with myself. I’ve chosen carefully. I will also mention I’m interested in

Steve Von Till – A Grave Is A Grim Horse Review

Originally written by Brady Humbert. I came to the conclusion in late 2008 that Neurosis were/are the most monumental and powerful band I’ve listened to in my time as a music patron.  They completely changed how I listened

Dead Man – Euphoria Review

Pssst! C’mere, I have a little secret… Not all hippie music is bad. Sure, I’d rather eat a box full of rotted tacks than subject my ears to Phish, but as is often the case

Alestorm – Captain Morgan’s Revenge Review

Scottish pirate metal? Awesome. It’s been interesting to see Running Wild get some competition in the pirate metal realm over the past couple of years, first with U.S.-based Swashbuckle and now Alestorm. This is still

Heidevolk – Walhalla Wacht Review

Heidevolk hails from Holland (or, if you prefer geographical nomenclatures that sound like polite references to your genitalia, “The Netherlands”). Their first record, 2005’s De Strijdlust Is Geboren, garnered some positive interest, although I myself