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!

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.

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Faun – Luna (2014) – Review

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By the salty tongue of Loki, that terrible jester. I am really a happy camper today. Because I almost feared that Faun would suddenly veer away from the path to the right that they took with their 2013 piece Von den Elben.

But luckily, there’s nothing to it. It would have been a real pity, had they tried the old well-known howling again. But hey, I guess that Universal’s fingerprints are all over this particular crime. And those folks calmed Faun‘s worst urges down.

Because one short year after this thunderclap of a totally different and more commercial … [...] Click to raid more!

Heilung – Futha (2019) – Review

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Experimental Archaeology is an actual scientific branch that strives to reenact technologies, ways of life, and techniques of long-gone times. Very much by trial and error and fueled by whatever fragments the remnants of the past cough up. It is an exciting way to conduct practically oriented archaeology and to understand things by doing, as opposed to digging endlessly around dusty sites, and live to theorize about your findings later.

The same is true with music from long-vanished times. Old melodies abound that nobody really knows where they may originate from. Fragments of texts, spells, and whatnot galore that positively … [...] Click to raid more!