Oakenshield – Legacy

To continue right along with the recent pattern of folk/viking metal reviews, I now come across Oakenshield from West Yorkshire, England. This is a one man project led by Ben Corkhill. Legacy, from Einheit Productionen, is the second album from Oakenshield who on first listen has some of the same musical attributes as Falkenbach. Legacy opens … [Read more...]

Forefather – Last of the Line

Self-described as "Anglo-Saxon Metal" from the UK, Forefather present a refreshing, stripped-down take on the viking/folk metal genre. ┬áBrothers Wulfstan and Athelstan have purposely tried to distance themselves from the stereotypes that go along with the black metal label and it would appear they have succeeded in this quest. ┬áLast of the Line on … [Read more...]

Cruachan – “The Column”

Here we have another addition to the many other Viking/Pagan bands invading the Metal scene. Along side the likes of Alestorm and Skyforger, Cruachan look as though they're fresh from the front line of battle alongside William Wallace. Hailing from Ireland and dubbed "Celtic Folk Metal" by Metal Storm.Net, Blood On The Black Robe is their sixth … [Read more...]