Tag: Folk

Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika Review

Moonsorrow has never been a band to shock their fans, or anyone for that matter. Over the course of six albums and one really long “EP,” the greatest carriers of Quorthon’s legacy have generally stayed

Borknagar – Winter Thrice Review

Originally written by K. Scott Ross. I have a very particular idea in mind of what makes a good Borknagar album: the listener should be able — perhaps even compelled — to sing along to

Selvans – Lupercalia Review

Italy’s Selvans was formed by four ex-members of Draugr after that band’s breakup in 2013, and their very brief history is one of both tragedy and fierce ambition. After completing most of the vocals and

Myrkur – M Review

M, the full length debut from Danish singer/songwriter Amalie Bruun’s black metal project Myrkur, is a frequently beautiful collection of music. Stunningly beautiful, in fact. However, I say “collection of music” rather than “album” because

Amorphis – Under The Red Cloud Review

Whether it’s publicly admitted or not, one of the most frustrating things about surviving as a longstanding metal band, apart from the obvious lack of money flow in 2015, must be fans’ persistent weeping about

Steve Von Till – A Life Unto Itself Review

As a member of Oakland’s Neurosis since the late 1980s, Steve Von Till has been a part of some of the heaviest of all heavy records. That band’s sludgy hardcore-to-post-metal mixture is relentlessly crushing, cinematically

Tau Cross – Tau Cross Review

“Mud upon his shoes – your father Walks across the fields Down into the valley where they wait A solitary bell – the flowers And crowds that line this quiet English street The way your

Melechesh – Enki Review

Because you and I both know this thing has a good chance of shooting straight the hell off the rails, I’ll frontload the critical bit: Enki is Melechesh‘s most self-assured and accomplished album to date,