Saturday, June 7, 2008
All Hail Viking Metal!
Viking metal fooking rules! Me has been totally immersed in a blog called The Dark Factory which has tons of FREE downloads as well as links to similar sites. (Thanks Premo!). It was like stumbling upon the proverbial Aladdin's Cave & me has been busy burning piles of stuff, especially of bands that are new to me ears.
First band me saw upon entering the site was this lot from (obviously) Finland. So as a test run me decided to download the LP Nattfodd. Fooking hell, me was well impressed. Combining the widdly twiddly melodic sense of In Flames with the brutal sledgehammer death metal licks of The Haunted & Entombed; Finntroll takes you on an odyssey when the Vikings ruled the waves. With a blend of anthemic warrior tunes (brought to vivid life with some nice accordion & violins); Finntroll manage to blend heavy death metal with a sense of . . . dare I say it . . . FUN!
This really does sound like the unofficial soundtrack to the movie Beowulf! Me urge you to download the album by clicking on the link below. Fer those who want a sample, me has posted the video as well. Fooking brilliant this. They are like a modern day combination of Helloween & Running Wild; albeit a much heavier version.
Go on, what have you got to lose? Click, download & fooking headbang!!!
ps: Look forward to reading yer comments on what you all think of Finntroll!