Friday, June 17, 2011

Stormfagel/Eldvakt/Steinklang/2010 CD Review

Stormfagel are a band from Sweden that plays a style that I would describe as being Martial Power Pop with a Neo-Folk edge and this is a review of their 2010 album "Eldvakt" which was released by Steinklang.

Drums are mostly slow beats that have a militant feel to them, while the folk instruments bring a medievel feel to the music, as for the synths when they are used they sound very primal.

Accoustic guitars are mostly primal sounding neo-folk riffs, while the vocals are all spoken word passages mixed with a good amount of clean singing male and female vocals that has a pagan feel to it, as for the violins and pianos they bring a very haunting and tragic sound to the music.

Lyrics are written in both Swedish and English and are about the love of nature, the absence of God, and the decline of mankind, while the production has a very strong dark feel to it.

In my opinion Stormfagel are avery talented band that should appeal to fans of both martial industrial, dark ambient and neo-folk. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Der Bergtagna" "The Dying Christian To His Soul" "I Am The Pillar" and "Ghosts". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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