Orphaned Land are back with their 6th full-length album Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs. So why is the village noise enthusiast reviewing an album by Israel’s premier Progressive Metal band? Cause this noise head was and still sometimes is a prog head. Just beat me up and stuff me in a locker already.
Frost Giant is a folk/melodic death metal hybrid of energy and music inspired by Norse mythology. The Harlot Star is a confusing album of sorts due to the music being so damn good and serious to moments where they are clearly just goofing around and making silly tunes. Combine Alestorm, Ensiferum, Turisas together, mix them all up and add a dash of Volbeat and voila! You get The Harlot Star by Frost Giant! In all seriousness, The Harlot Star was an enjoyable listening experience. Brimming with great songwriting, good production and solid performances from everyone involved. Continue Reading
Epic folk metal is the genre that Ensiferum is listed under and rightfully so. Ensiferum have always been a band to create rather impressively fun music while maintaining a sense of fantasy and awesomeness to it. There is also a lot of catchy song writing when it comes to this band and they bring that sense of musicianship along with their new album “Two Paths“. This new album has that nice stylish flow about it that makes it folk, melodic and incredibly metal. Expect a damn good album this time around!
Myrkur is an interesting act and I have enjoyed quite a bit of her music over the last few years. Not all, but a bit. When I saw today that she had performed a piano-based rendition of the King Diamond classic “Welcome Home,” I was curious as to how the overall cover would sound. Also, I was worried as to the backlash regardless of my feelings towards it. Luckily for me, I think it’s pretty good. Although it does make me think of the scene in Clerks II featuring this track. Anyway, check out the track below.