Folkearth - By The Sword Of My Father (2006)

By Elric on 1:43 PM on 15 August 2006

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Folkearth is project of 31 musician from 8 differnet countries !!! They use, apart from guitars and drums, harps, violins, violas, tin whistle (!?) and flutes. As their name imply the play folk/power metal with some black elements.

"By the Sword of My Father" is their second album and i have to say that is much better and mature than their debut. 16 songs will travel you in a different era for 72 mins.

The songs are full of different ideas with correct structure and given in way that doesn't exhaust the listener. The album is so good that i can't distinguish betweem the first 8 songs! Especialy the "Instrumental" will travel you to a pagan festival and "Nagflar Sets Sail" will make you search for your sword!!!

The only think that I noticed is that the last songs are not equaly good. But still the album is a decent release that I enjoy the last weeks!!! Surely a project that needs the support of fans.


Rating
: 85/100


Band

UGIN(Aus)-keyboards
ATHELSTAN(Eng)-electric guitar,bass,drum programming,vocal
WULFSTAN(Eng)-vocals,lyrics ("The Lady's Gift")
MAGNUS WOHLFART(Swe)-electric and accoustic guitars,keyboards,vocals
JEREMY CHILD(Swe)-drums
DANIEL FREDRIKSSON(Swe)-some arrangements: medieval lute,mouth harp
SIMON FRODEBERG(Swe)-bass
KRISTOFER JANIEC(Swe)-violin
MICHELLE MAAS(Swe)-vocals
NIKLAS OLAUSSON(Swe)-vocals
DANIEL PETTERSSON(Swe)-some arrangements:keyed fiddle
RUSLANAS(Lit)-spoken vocals
TOBIAS ANDRELANG(Ger)-bass
ACHIM EBERLE(Ger)-percussion
RALF GRUBER(Ger)-drums&percussion
BERND INTVEEN(Ger)-electric guitar
SABINE STELZER(Ger)-bagpipes,flute,schalmey,percusion
MARCUS VAN LANGEN(Ger)-accoustic guitar,saz,bass,percussion,viking flute,vocals,lyrics("A Tribute To Viking Gods")
ANDRE GROSCHOPP(Ger)-electric&acoustic guitars,
keyboards,vocals,tin whistle,violin,drums
MARIOS KOUTSOUKOS(Greece)-vocals,keyboars,most of lyrics
STEFANOS KOUTSOUKOS(Greece)-bass
NIKOS NEZEIRITIS(Greece)-acoustic guitar
HILDR VALKYRIE(Greece)-vocals,keyboards and music ("on Returne To Waelhalle")
MARK RIDDICK(USA)-recorder,percusion, artwork and cd design
AXEL(North Italy)-electric and acoustic guitars,bass,vocals
BECKY(N.Italy)-celtic harp
ALESSANDRO CARUSO(N.Italy)-drums,percusion
FRANCESCA CROTTI(N.Italy)-violin
IGOR SAVIOLA(N.Italy)-vocals
RAVEN(N.ITALY)-celtic harp
ULVEN(N.Italy)-acoustic guitar


Tracklist

1. Introduction
2. The Lady's Gift
3. By the Sword of My Father
4. Naglfar Sets Sail
5. The Death of Beowulf
6. Intrumental
7. Skaldic Art
8. Domain of Darksome Ravens
9. Return to Walehalle
10. Heathenpride (Falkenbach cover)
11. Elves
12. Invictus
13. Wisdom of Wolves
14. Sailing A'Viking
15. Tribute to the Viking Gods
16. Journey Ends

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I've changed my mind...I guess they deserve 90/100 :p

Posted on 16/8/06 16:38  
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