Tag: Folk

Negură Bunget – OM Review

Originally written by Jeremy Garner I’ve been taking my time with this one, but no matter how much time I give myself or how many times I’ve tried to capture this album with words, I

Borknagar – Origin Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. I have to admit I was disappointed when Borknagar announced plans to record an all-acoustic record, because, if anything, I’m hoping they’ve got another Empiricism up their collective sleeve. Like their past endeavors, Origin ushers in

Gwynbleidd – Amarantine Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas. Synopsis: Opeth with a celtic/folk lean from…….Brooklyn, New York… Review: There are some bands that try to create their own sound, bands that forge their own genre and ignore the influence

Agalloch – Ashes Against The Grain Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. Following Pale Folklore and The Mantle is not an easy task – much less improving on them – but Agalloch have done both. Ashes Against the Grain is the band’s finest full-length: a classy, pristine offering of atmospheric,

Elvenking – The Winter Wake Review

Originally written by Chris Chellis. Tis the season for folk metal, with recent releases from Korpiklaani, Ensiferum (EP), and Trollfest, and this Italian quintet gives the genre enough of a power boost that anyone turned on by ancient tales

Thyrfing – Farsotstider Review

The new Thyrfing album probably deserves a better review than I’m about to give it. I’m not talking so much about specific content as I am about overall quality. Fact is, I’ve struggled with this

Korpiklaani – Tales Along This Road Review

Heavy metal folkish polkas… Keep it… You would think as these tunes wafted out my speakers and the traditional instruments of my ancestors plucked the fibers of my heritage I might get all giddy and

Falkenbach – Heralding – The Fireblade Review

Originally written by Chris Chellis. Never having listened to anything quite so sweeping in sound, I was thrown just a bit off balance when I first listened to Falkenbach’s Heralding – The Fireblade, a rerecorded version of