SCUMFEAST METAL 666 FOLK/PAGAN/BATTLE METAL FAVORITES 2010
Yes I know it's a genre that gets little respect especially the "battle metal" bunches who are looked upon now as "melo-death furries". In all honesty I'm not one for the plastic horned helmet sect myself. I did celebrate Leif Erikson Day on October 9th, had a party but I wasn't dressed as some early Halloween reveler. The bands of this genre bring forth more than tales of battle and Odin. Many bands sing of folklore from their countries of origin and to me that's historical. Not all of the bands sing about getting drunk and swinging Thor's Hammer but sometimes that's cool as well. Scumfeast Metal 666 presents it's top 5 Favorites in Folk, Pagan and Battle Metal for 2010.
1. FINNTROLL - Nifelvind CD (Century Media)
Sooner or later singing about trolls will pay off.
2. HEATHEN FORAY - Armored Bards CD (Black Bards Entertainment)
The blood of their enemies taints their steel.
3. HEIDENVOLK - Uit Oude Grond CD (Napalm Records)
Dutch Folk Metal that will have you charging out the door with a battle axe in hand. Warn the neighbors first.
4. FOLKEARTH - Viking's Anthem CD (Stygian Crypt Productions)
Their most accessible release by far for true fans of history.
5. THULCANDRA - Fallen Angels Dominion CD (Napalm Records)
DISSECTION worship that could've been part of the Death Metal category as well as here.