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 some of that is indeed to be found there.

Vinterblot join 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.[...] Click to raid 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 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!

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 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!