Vinterblot – Realms of the Untold (2016) – Review

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Vinterblot Realms of the Untold Album CoverImagine Apulia in Italy! Nice weather, good food, an abundance of beach. But home of blackened Melodic Death Metal with a Viking touch? Sounds kind of strange, but … yeah. Some of that is indeed to be found there.

Vinterblot joins us from Bari, the beautiful coastal city way down in the South towards the heel of the boot. And they just unleashed their newest full length record Realms of the Untold this early 2016. Looks like their Teutonic ancestors from long ago are still in their blood and genes somehow. Hence the proverbial and brutal fury they let loose on this record. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: VallorcH tell their tale in the newest album!

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RockmusicRaider Review - Vallorch - Until Our Tale is Told - Album CoverThe Italian Folk Metal band VallorcH released their sophomore full-length album Until Our Tale Is Told signed to Nemeton Records back towards the end of 2015. The band takes a more folksy Gothic approach to local themes, like the Cimbrian culture still existing in the highlands North of Venice, thus creating their very own brand of Folk Metal. Complete with a female front and growling provided by the male vocalist at every corner of the road. By comparison, other bands in the genre, for example their counterparts Kanseil and their latest album Doin Earde take a different, more medievally tainted route of the very same subject matter.  

VallorcH came into existence back in 2010 and released a first EP in 2012. The first full length album Neverfade followed the year thereafter. After that they played a number of gigs, getting some serious action under their belts. Until Our Tale Is Told got released electronically in 2015, now followed with a full CD in 2016 through Nemeton Records. Now, the mix of using archaic instruments and modern Death and Black Metal elements in their tune adds a lot of spice to this risotto they are presenting to us. A pretty cool level of dissonance too. I especially like their use of the accordion, which puts them alongside bands like Finsterforst.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Kanseil – Doin Earde (2015) – Review

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ARockmusicRaider Review - Kanseil - Doin Earde - Album Cover 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 début 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. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!