Vermilia go for Keskeneräisiä Tarinoita!

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Okay, I admit it. Finnish is not my forte, at all. I do speak a few languages, but the more you move North and – for sure – East, complexities increase somewhat exponentially. Until you end up with Chinese, which is a totally different animal.

So, the abundant supply of Finnish Extreme Metal offerings in native language must convince us by their sole power of musical projection. And that same rule goes with the enigmatic Vermilia and their newest blurb Keskeneräisiä Tarinoita. Unfinished stories that title translates to, I am told.

But Hauras, Kuollut, Kaunis couldn’t really convince us … [...] Click to raid more!

Myrkur – Folkesange (2020) – Review

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Myrkur, the outfit that messed up the comfortable, tremolo-laden life of many a Black Metal addict over the last years. A band led by a female better known in the pop multiverse. And without any metallic credentials to her credit.

Amalie Bruun truly followed her very own instinct to the fiery metal pit. Her metal persona features a mix between ethereal folksy parts and disturbing metal screams on a bed of tremolo. Just go ahead and twirl M, you’ll understand what I mean. Then follow up with the somewhat unhinged Mareridt. A piece … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Leaves of Yggdrasil by Myrkur

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Okay, I admit it. Throughout the clip I waited for the trademark Black Metal screams that Myrkur is famous for. Amalie Bruun surprised me so many times since her first Black Metal piece we covered, I just don’t trust the soft sweet music that’s wafting from my boomboxes anymore.

Yet here, Leaves of Yggdrasil is true folk of the pagan kind. An extract of the upcoming album Folkesange that should air later in March 2020.

Why – by Loki – they chose this bizarre triangle theme that feels like the return to The Darkside of the Moon (Pink Floyd, … [...] Click to raid more!

Opinion: Faun – and the Pop Culture!

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When working on Faun‘s latest record Märchen & Mythen, I came across an undercurrent or two worth mentioning about this band. But those – understandably – steadfastly refused to integrate too well into the review. So here we are with yet another piece on this decidedly talented German Pagan Folk band.

And on the menu are – you probably guessed it – the birthing pains the band went through after the last major change of direction and its current and future implications.

The Change Game!

Starting with the refreshing 2013 record Von den Elben, the German Medieval … [...] Click to raid more!