Tag: Folk

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

Eluveitie – Slania Review

Originally written by Keith Fox. Winter is slowly receding here in Minnesota as all of the snow and ice is giving way to mud, cold rain, and stormy winds. I love spring for a lot of

Primordial – To The Nameless Dead

Originally written by Jordan Campbell “Where is the fighting man…?” In recent years, the popularity of bands branding themselves ‘folk metal’ has grown exponentially. Many (if not all) of this genre’s practitioners are of the

Hardingrock – Grimen Review

Originally written by Keith Fox. Don’t approach this album like I did, noting the presence of both Ihsahn and his wife (Star of Ash) and expecting either a continuation of the now retired Peccatum project with a

Amorphis – Silent Waters Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. If anything, Eclipse was a jarring, triumphant return for Finland’s Amorphis that easily surpassed previous efforts Am Universum and Far from the Sun, and raised the bar for what would become Silent Waters, which happens to be the

Korpiklaani – Tervaskanto Review

Originally written by Keith Fox. Do you like beer?  Then you should like Tervaskanto.  Korpiklaani has always been considered something of a good times metal band, one that, like Finntroll prior to their most recent release, should be respected for