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, beach. But home of Black Metal with a Viking touch? Sounds kind of strange, but … yeah. Some of that is indeed to be found there. Vinterblot is joining 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, letting loose their proverbial fury.

Slightly reminiscent to bands like Amon Amarth, they now managed to distinguish themselves and get to their own brand of #metal.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

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. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

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.

I have been following them around for a while already and I do like their refreshing style, mixing different medieval, archaic and contemporary instruments into their metal stew. Kanseil bring enough variation to their tune to avoid having it descend into a meaningless jumble of musical ingredients.Got hooked? Raid this some more...