Ah thank you, oh Helvetian Ones! You just have to love the drummer on steroids that the Swiss band Eluveitie (apparently the old pagan name of today’s Switzerland) employs. This guy seems to work himself from one nervous breakdown frenzy to another on his drums.
Combined with the savvy mix of modern-day and archaic instruments, AND again together with the usual growls and rumblings, Helvetios becomes an astonishing piece of Pagan Melodic Death Metal or Folk Metal. Good work from the band around Chrigel Glanzmann.
Helvetios is a concept album of sorts, too. And tells a story of pagan … [...] Click to raid more!