The gods of music like to test bands in more ways than one. The necessity to make money with their tune is one of them. And this one is not always easy in this day and age of galloping digitization and streaming madness. Not losing their creative streak, lest the fan base will evaporate quickly and light on juicier targets is the next challenge. Or navigating around that pitch black, razor-sharp cliff that always appears for their sophomore album is the ultimate challenge. Many a band already wrecked their career on that particular rock, either because they ran out of … [...] Click to raid more!
The Italian Folk Metal band VallorcH released their sophomore full-length album Until Our Tale Is Told back towards the end of 2015. The band takes a pretty folksy, yet metallic approach to local themes, mainly based on the remnants of the local Cimbrian culture of the highlands North of Venice.
The outcome is a pretty sturdy brand of Folk Metal. Kind of similar to outfits like Huldre and Infinitas. Complete with a female front and growling provided by the male vocalist at every corner of the road.
By contrast, other bands in the genre, for example their counterparts … [...] Click to raid more!
A fresh, crunchy wind blows into today’s somewhat stale folk metal scene. Coming up from the South, no less!
The Italian band Kanseil just published their debut album Doin Earde (meaning ‘your land’ in Cimbrian dialect) a few days ago through Nemeton Records. Arguably their tune is still in need of some more polish and improvement. But frankly the way innovation, energy, drive and delivery goes, their tune is not bad at all and very credible.
I have been following them around for a while already and I do like their refreshing style, mixing different medieval, archaic and contemporary instruments … [...] Click to raid more!