Monday, December 10, 2007


Ravnenes Saga
Napalm Records

Another folk metal band comes our way from Denmark with the traditional song's about vikings and their folklore. This was about the third album of this genre I had received this year and I found it not as progressive as say, Vintersong and nowhere near as fun as Korpiklanni, but it wasn't bad. The vocals are in the band's native language and mostly sang in death metal grunts or piercing high in shrieks. To me, without the flute playing most of the lead melodies this would have sounded like any number of death metal bands. Granted it's a solid metal album and while interesting, it's not overly exciting either.

- Craig Harvey

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