This folk/pagan metal movement is really taking off! Heidevolk, a six piece Dutch outfit are serious proof of that. They carry the torch held high with pounding, galloping metal riffs, grandiose folk anthems and stories of their homeland's mythology. The vocals are all in Dutch, but their lead vocalist Joris has a hearty, powerful voice that shines with pride and power. Even if you can't understand a word of it, you'll get caught up in the catchy melodies all the same.
- Craig Harvey