Faun – Pagan (2022) – Review

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It’s a pity, in a geeky kind of way. Faun now is a different animal than it was once Von den Elben hit the fan crowd. 2013 was a time of change, a refreshing reminder that Medieval Folk can be fun and games without the burden of having to recreate history. True, some of that fare was a tad light-minded, but the RMR crew here did enjoy that new refreshing wind blowing down from the German heartland. By the time Midgard released, a motley selection of style directions appeared. A somewhat uneasy mix of old-time ethereal tracks and the lighter … [...] Click to raid more!

Opinion: Faun – and the Pop Culture!

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When working on Faun‘s latest record Märchen & Mythen, I came across an undercurrent or two worth mentioning about this band. But those – understandably – steadfastly refused to integrate too well into the review. So here we are with yet another piece on this decidedly talented German Pagan Folk band.

And on the menu are – you probably guessed it – the birthing pains the band went through after the last major change of direction and its current and future implications.

The Change Game!

Starting with the refreshing 2013 record Von den Elben, the German Medieval … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Tvinna release The Gore!

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You guys ever heard about this newish outfit called Tvinna and their newest video The Gore? Well, neither did we. But it was a pretty cool fall surprise.

To find Fabienne Erni (Eluveitie) in full gothic metal make-up on an electronically challenged Pagan Folk piece is not something I did quite expect to see this year. But once we found Laura Fella (Faun) and Fiona Frewert (also Faun) on the list of that very same roster, the RMR deck crew had to give this new video a try.

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Faun – Märchen & Mythen (2019) – Review

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Katja Moslehner left the Medieval and Pagan Folk masters Faun in 2017. If you remember, the lady joined in 2013, just in time for the release of the much-contested record Von den Elben.

Her era led trough those turbulent times that spawned the follow-on records Luna and Midgard. Albums that – together with the aforementioned Von den Elben – enjoyed (and still enjoy) an undeniable and pretty fulminant success. And this at a time when Faun faced significant attacks from an increasingly virulent fan base.

The band found a replacement vocalist in Laura Fella, often for lead … [...] Click to raid more!