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Top folk metal releases this year

Discussion in 'Heathen Crusade' started by Cheiron, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Cheiron

    Cheiron Member

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    Curious on what people would recommend from this year. My list of folk metal purchases is kinda short so far... though loving the new Cruachan.
     
  2. Element_man

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    Manegarm's newest is their best release to date. Ensiferum has been holding the standard of excellence as usual this year. Finsterforst, Elexorien, Kromlek and Slavland also released great disks.
     
  3. WhiteBeastofWotan

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    the three tracks ive heard from the upcoming Arkona sound very promising.
     
  4. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    yeah, when does that come out.

    and the newest Ensiferum was pretty damn meh
     
  5. WhiteBeastofWotan

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    Next month sometime i think? I don't know.
     
  6. WhiteBeastofWotan

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    Its leaked, and its definitely fantastic.
     
  7. Det Som Engang Var

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    I'd say the new Manegarm
     
  8. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    shit, oddly, the past 6 months I have not listened to much (if any) folk/pagan/etc type metal so I'm vay the fuck out of the loop :(
     
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    Graveland? Folk Metal?
     
  11. WhiteBeastofWotan

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    You know, as much as I love Manegarm, I haven't really listened to the new one that much, opposed to Vredins Tid which I've listened to 534346302050.4896345 times (its in my car now, actually). Maybe I just never really gave it a proper sit down listen.
     
  12. Det Som Engang Var

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    I was the same way. I love Vredins Tid and I didn't like this new one so I didn't listen to it the whole year until recently were it grew on me. I still prefer Vredins Tid though.
     
  13. Element_man

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    I find the Manegarm to be a nice blend of Dodsfard and Vredens Tid. Dodsfard had a heavy influence on the black metal side of the folk/viking stylings, with some epic head-banging moments thrown in. Then, Vredens Tid was just dirty, heavy, ballsey and epic, but it seemed like it traded away some of the black metal speed and abrasiveness to get there.

    The latest album is a crazy mash-up of these two albums. Heavy and folky and in-you-face epic, but it ramped up the speed and general attack of the songs. I really dig it, but I'm betting that some other people who were listening when Dodsfard and Vredens Tid were released could find this kida tiresome in execution. I dunno.
     
  14. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    Being a fan of Manegarm, I'm ashamed to only have one of their albums. Sheesh, I should really pick up another, aye?
     
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    Indeed, sir! What do you have?

    Unless you like more black-oriented Viking metal, I'd say get their latest 3 albums and their folk release. Otherwise the first two may be your cup of tea. The drummer/vocalist on their latest work is really fucking good though.
     
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    A few of my favorites from this year:

    Arkona-Ot Serdsa k Nebu
    Saltatio Mortis-Aus Der Asche
    Cruachan-The Morrigan's Call
    Manegarm-Vargstenen
     
  18. rms

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    A forum that finally appreciates Manegarm :worship:
     
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    I still need to pick up a Manegarm album. I didn't think much of their live show but I've been listening to some of their music and I think I'll give them a shot.
     
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    If you didn't like their performance, you might as well admit that you like guys.
     

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