Faun – Pagan (2022) – Review

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It’s a pity, in a geeky kind of way. Faun now is a different animal than it was once Von den Elben hit the fan crowd. 2013 was a time of change, a refreshing reminder that Medieval Folk can be fun and games without the burden of having to recreate history. True, some of that fare was a tad light-minded, but the RMR crew here did enjoy that new refreshing wind blowing down from the German heartland. By the time Midgard released, a motley selection of style directions appeared. A somewhat uneasy mix of old-time ethereal tracks and the lighter … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Gwydion, Faun’s tale of trees and mystique!

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The RMR crew just covered Eluveities latest video that found highest praise from the review committee at our mighty office tower. But a short while earlier, Faun joined forces with the Swiss folk metallists for their video Gwydion. And this is – in and by itself – a stellar idea.

Faun are of course known for their pretty sumptuous video productions. You’ll always find a pretty snazzy storyline based on some mythical character or ancient legend. Albeit that lately, the band produced some avalanche of different clips that somehow muddied the waters. In other words, instead of just only … [...] Click to raid more!

Nanna Barslev – Lysbærer (2022) – Review

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Neo-Pagan and Dark Folk fascinate me, in a geeky kind of way. It’s an archaic multiverse of sorts that seeks to recreate long bygone times that were – supposedly – aligned to Gaia’s consciousness. You know, those times when we were all dancing around the fires and painting weird symbols on rocks.

You got the amplifiers of Heilung for instance, the folks that weirdly howl around the stage claiming they got a grip on all that history thing. RMR covered Gåte not many moons ago for their newest folk piece.1) Wardruna, Einar Selvik’s (not so) new outlet, garnered some … [...] Click to raid more!

Gåte – Nord (2021) – Review

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The days are getting colder and darker and the old homestead is rattling with the cold winds from the North. So, you build that fire and try to settle down. Only, metal doesn’t fit too well right now. Instead, a good piece of Folk would be truly appreciated. One that whispers from old bygone times where the nailed god wasn’t quite invented yet, and the countryside home to all sorts of miscellaneous deities, large or small.

The RMR crew was thus mighty glad that Gåte and their newest album Nord finally found their way onto our review pipe. A truly … [...] Click to raid more!