Eluveitie – Everything Remains (As it Never Was) (2010) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Everything Remains (as it never was) - Album CoverThe 2010 and 4th full length album Everything Remains (As it Never Was) from the Swiss Pagan Metal band Eluveitie clearly is an improvement over the already pretty good former production Slania. And yep, I know, there was Evocation I in between. But hey, time will tell if I will review that one as well. 

This new record is much more melodious, but still fosters enough aggressive Melodic Death Metal underlaying its core to convince. And they deliver their tune in an improved, but still decidedly own household style and brand. On this record we can actually hear the [...] Click to raid more!

Finsterforst – Mach Dich Frei (2015) – Rezension

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Ja, was haben wir denn da?

Das tönt ja schon wirklich sehr gut, genau was ich so brauch’ nach einem langen Tag im Paniktopf. Und es ist die gefühlte Power von Insomnium gemischt mit der Aggressivität von Arch Enemy. Was diese Band direkt ins Melodic Death Metal Lager stellt; wirklich kraftvoll und genau im Genre. Ich habe keine Ahnung wieso andere Reviewers diese Gruppe hier in die Pagan Metal Ecke stellen wollen.

Okay, es hat in der Tat ein paar Passagen in dem Album, welche dies unterstützen könnten, aber ich kann [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Helvetios (2012) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Eluveitie - Helvetios - Album CoverAh 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!