Nanna Barslev – Lysbærer (2022) – Review

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Neo-Pagan and Dark Folk fascinate me, in a geeky kind of way. It’s an archaic multiverse of sorts that seeks to recreate long bygone times that were – supposedly – aligned to Gaia’s consciousness. You know, those times when we were all dancing around the fires and painting weird symbols on rocks.

You got the amplifiers of Heilung for instance, the folks that weirdly howl around the stage claiming they got a grip on all that history thing. RMR covered Gåte not many moons ago for their newest folk piece.1) Wardruna, Einar Selvik’s (not so) new outlet, garnered some … [...] Click to raid more!

Myrkur – Folkesange (2020) – Review

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Myrkur, the outfit that messed up the comfortable, tremolo-laden life of many a Black Metal addict over the last years. A band led by a female better known in the pop multiverse. And without any metallic credentials to her credit.

Amalie Bruun truly followed her very own instinct to the fiery metal pit. Her metal persona features a mix between ethereal folksy parts and disturbing metal screams on a bed of tremolo. Just go ahead and twirl M, you’ll understand what I mean. Then follow up with the somewhat unhinged Mareridt. A piece that defined Myrkur better … [...] Click to raid more!

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 something that pleases the … [...] Click to raid more!