Tag: Folk

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

Vintersorg – Solens Rötter Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. While not a true return to form, Vintersorg’s sixth full-length Solens Rötter (The Roots of the Sun) has more in common with earlier albums Till Fjälls and Ödemarkens Son than anything released since. As a matter of

Finntroll – Ur Jordens Djup Review

originally written by Chris McDonald I have a feeling most readers of this site are familiar with the sound and style of Finntroll, whose meteoric ascent to fame since the 2001 release of their breakthrough album Jaktens

Ensiferum – Victory Songs Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas. 2006 was a pretty dry year for mail clad, folk, pagan metal, yet already in 2007 we have albums from the genre’s mainstays: Moonsorrow, Finntroll and Ensiferum, with Turisas on slate for a 2007 album also.

Tenhi – Airut: Aamujen Review

This year’s Maaäet was my first exposure to Finland’s Tenhi, and based on how often I spun the record over the course of a month, I was pretty quick on the trigger when I saw