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Cemican – In Ohtli Teoyohtica In Miquiztli (M Theory Audio)

Ancient civilisations such as Mayans and Incas are fertile breeding ground for bands to explore and do something a bit different musically incorporating both traditional sounding elements and narrative into their music. Unsurprisingly there are no shortage of Aztecs either… Continue Reading →

Korpiklaani – Kulkija (Nuclear Blast)

I’m sure the band won’t take it as an insult if I state that people know what to expect from a Korpiklaani album. It’s part of their appeal, a following based around their own unique brand of Folk Metal. And… Continue Reading →

Civil War – The Last Full Measure (Napalm Records)

It’s the third album from Sabaton refugees Civil War (What? At least I didn’t call them “Sabaton 2.0”, “Sabaton Lite” or “Diet Sabaton” as I’ve seen them referred to by other, harsher reviewers!). So let’s get that out of the… Continue Reading →

Finsterforst – YOLO (Napalm)

When is a covers EP not a covers EP? When it’s two EPs really stretching over forty minutes and without a Moonsorrow epic in sight. One part is original songs, one of ‘pop’ covers (half of which I’ve never even… Continue Reading →

Inishmore: The Lemming Project (Dark Wings)

Inishmore hail from Baden, Switzerland and have been kicking around for quite some time in one form or another. The band existed round the turn of the 2000’s with three releases under their belt but they disbanded in 2009. Reforming… Continue Reading →

Grimner – Frost Mot Eld (Despotz)

We find ourselves basking happily in Viking/Folk Metal territory with Grimner’s third full-length offering “Frost Mot Eld”…and I’m a sucker for a bit of well executed Folk Metal! These mighty Metal marauders mix harsh and clean vocals, over heavy guitars,… Continue Reading →

Bloodstock Open Air 2015 – Catton Hall Derbyshire Part 2

SATURDAY 8 August: Another day beckoned and another 11am start was on the cards. This time the day began on the Sophie Lancaster stage with PIST, a filthy sludgey four piece from Bury. From the off, you could see the… Continue Reading →

Russkaja – Peace, Love and Russian Roll (Napalm)

Every so often, when the review list comes out and I glance down it, looking for something which sticks out and looks like it could sound interesting. Enter Russkaja, the “kings of turbo polka metal”. Hailing from Vienna and playing… Continue Reading →

Korpiklaani – Noita (Nuclear Blast)

Finnish folk boozers Korpiklaani started out in 1993 under the name of ‘Shamaani Duo’ then later as ‘Shaman’ however this name was also that of a Brazilian metal band so they changed It again to ‘Korpiklaani’ meaning “Clan of the… Continue Reading →

Ensiferum – One Man Army (Metal Blade)

Finland’s folksters Ensiferum meaning “Sword Bearer” started out in 1995 as a cover band with Wintersun’s Jari Mäenpää. However, Jari left in 2004 due to tour clashes with Wintersun. In came Petri Lindroos of Norther who originally only joined to… Continue Reading →

Alestorm – Sunset On The Golden Age (Napalm)

  AVAST YE….Oh, bollocks to it, I really can’t be bothered. Every bloody Alestorm review seems to start with some reviewer doing Pirate impressions – well not me, lets leave that to the band! Nope, no nautical silliness from this… Continue Reading →

Trollfest – Kaptein Kaos (NoiseArt)

Since I first made the acquaintance of the disparate group of drunkards and psyche ward escapees that make up the bumbling ball of anarchy that is Trollfest, my life has always been made just that little bit brighter. Making Korpiklaani… Continue Reading →

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