Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Arnica/Viejo Mundo/Percht/2010 CD Review

Arnica are a band from Barcelona, Sapain that plays a style that mixes traditional Pyrenne Folk, heathen battle, and hunting songs and this is a review of their 2010 album "Viejo Mundo" which was released by Percht.

Drums when they are utilized are slow folk music beats that sound very shamanistic and tribal in a pagan way, while the accordions bring a Basque approach to the music, as for the flutes when they are utilized they bring a different side of European culture instead of the more standard Nordic and Celtic stuff that everybody is used to.

Accoustic guitars are very primitive sounding folk music riffs, while the vocals are clean singing vocals with some spoken word passages and some aggressive vocals, as for the lyrics they are written in a mixture of Spatalan and Catalen language and cover Basque Paganism and folklore, with the production having a dark and medievel sound.

In my opinion Arnica are a very good neo fol pagan band that should appeal to all fans of this genre. RECENNONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ilmatar" "Hijo De Deava" "Aguarda" and "Galdr". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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