Tag: Folk

Týr – Valkyrja Review

Just to be clear upfront: Yes, I previously gave Faroese folk metallers Týr the dubious honor of crowning them “World’s Most Boring Band.” Having not heard any of the band’s albums since 2006’s Ragnarok, I

Orphaned Land – All Is One Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Let’s get this out of the way: I’m not a folk metal guy. It’s not that it’s poison to my ears or anything, but I was weaned on the more

Finntroll – Blodsvept Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Unlike some of my metal-reviewing peers, I’ve never really viewed Finntroll as being a gimmicky band. Sure, their name is goofy, and may suggest that they create songs solely about

Ancient VVisdom – Deathlike Review

Originally written by Matt Longo My experience with Ancient VVisdom in 2012 was one of reluctant acceptance. Despite unconscious red flags, A Godlike Inferno still secured a spot in my heavy rotations list come year’s

Blood Of The Black Owl – Light The Fires Review

Frontiers are borders in reverse. To the extent that the dream of America (that’s largely “America” – the idea, not the country) was that of a radical break from tyranny and tradition, the Western frontier

Wintersun – Time I Review

originally written by Chris McDonald After eight years, countless delays, and a tremendous amount of both eager and aggravated anticipation, Wintersun‘s second opus is finally upon us. We’ll just go ahead and bypass discussion of

Winterfylleth – The Threnody Of Triumph Review

Winterfylleth is a bit like a threesome: It looks awesome on paper, but in practice, someone ends up mostly sitting on the sidelines, feeling a little left out and fantasizing about slipping out to grab a

Vintersorg – Orkan Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Vintersorg went Avatar: The Last Airbender with his latest creative pursuit,  a four-album concept with each record taking on a classical element (Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water). Nipping at the