Faun – Midgard (2016) – Review

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First, we need to get back down to earth. It’s a bit like one of those old satellites that re-enter the atmosphere before they burn and crash onto lands unknown. I have never seen a hype quite like the one Faun went through once they changed style and direction, first on Von den Elben and then followed by Luna. And a totally negative one at that.

Now, before I start on Midgard, let’s just remember that this record charted at #3 in Germany and lasted there for 13 friggin’ weeks. So, there must be … [...] Click to raid more!

Faun – Von den Elben (2013) – Review

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A few years back, the German Medieval Folk band Faun suddenly reached into that box of magic wonders. This deep and mysterious magician’s hat that will always remain elusive of its contents. Until the show is over and the last trick is consumed.

And out came the 2013 record Von den Elben. A pretty cool and truly juicy record. One that nobody expected to be that – mainstream. Yes, you heard that right. A new style and direction that would be reinforced one year later in Luna. And the full monty in German language to boot.… [...] Click to raid more!

Kyn – Earendel (2019) – Review

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Sigh. I sometimes wonder why some bands just seem to pluck their names out of thin air. Specifically, one that already exists multiple times all across the globe. This spells a wealth of potential troubles and not only for this infamous trademark thing. It is also an SEO nightmare waiting to happen. But hey, who cares as long as we are having fun and you got mead by the barrel, right?

So, lo and behold, whenever I search for Kyn on the mighty net that governs our lives, first I find Cleveland Deathcore, then Electro from Oakland, Alt-Rock from Iceland, … [...] Click to raid more!