Tag: Folk

Sons Of Crom – Riddle Of Steel Review

It’s funny how directly imitating a unique, legendary band can lead to wide variety of reactions among both critics and fans. There aren’t a lot of Meshuggah clones out there that have gotten more than

Rated ARRRRRR – Pirate Battle!

Ye come seekin’ adventure and salty ol’ pirates, eh? Sure ye come to the proper place. But keep a weather ear open, mates, and hold on tight…there be squalls ahead, and plundering pirates lurking in

Panopticon – Roads To The North Review

One of the main advantages an artist has after “breaking through” is the ability to push their personal projects into new directions at a much quicker rate while still keeping a centralized theme looming over

Darkest Era – Severance Review

Here’s a melancholy truth: Most lusters fade. Sparks cool. Sheens dull. Some things, though? They stick with you. Such has been the case with The Last Caress of Light, Darkest Era’s 2011 debut album. Too

John Baizley / Nate Hall / Mike Scheidt – Songs Of Townes Van Zandt, Vol. II Review

Well, this is a bit of a disappointment… Released in 2012, the first Townes tribute was a winner, though not every track succeeded wholly. That earlier one was Steve Von Till and Scott Kelly of

Jaldaboath – The Further Adventures… Review

I remember the day that the disc-only promo for Jaldaboath’s The Rise of the Heraldic Beasts arrived at my former radio station. I took one look at it – medieval artwork, old English fonts, difficult-to-read

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