Folk-infused black metal (folkened black metal? blackened folk metal?) comes in so many varieties, seemingly as many as there are cultures across the globe. If you’re a connoisseur of this genre, then there’s no way Saor is a new name to you. Born from a desire to blend the Scandinavian fury of black metal with the Scottish folk of Andy Marshall’s native home, the outfit has been steadily gaining traction from the strength of each output, even beginning to play live shows across the world (a performance not to be missed, from someone who was lucky enough to catch them). On Origins, the fifth full-length from the project, new beginnings are indeed seized and new paths forward forged.Continue reading
CANTO: Fuath, Dvne, Kankar, and More
I feel like something important happened today…
- Kankar have set the release date for their debut through Eisenwald. Dunkle Millenia will be out on March 19th. Check out “Zerfall des Lichts” right now. I’m under the impression that this is going to be a black metal kind of day…
- Remember when Fleshgod Apocalypse released that cover of Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”, “Blue (Turns to Red)”? Yes, that was in fact a thing. And, if you want more incredible content like that, here’s a drum paythrough of the track.
- A couple more March 19th releases to share today, and the next comes from Dvne. Their sophomore album, Etemen Ænka will be out through Metal Blade Records. A new single, titled “Sì-XIV”, along with pre-order information, is available here.
- Fuath, the atmospheric black metal project from Andy Marshall (Saor), revealed that II will also be released on March 19th through Season of Mist. Check out the video for “Prophecies” below. Spoiler alert: it’s really freaking good. Pre-orders are available here.
“Ein Bier… bitte.”
Best of 2014 – Dan’s List, Part Four
It’s Tuesday, and we’re back with another round of favorites from 2014. You know the drill: three a day every day this week—in no particular order—followed by our Final Four at the end of the week in Episode 33 of the podcast. Roundabout? Yes. Will we get our Top 25 done by the end of the week? Also yes.
Yesterday, I gave you recaps for rather an odd mix of albums, and I see no reason not to continue mixing it up in these posts. Today’s three albums may come from three different metal sub-genres, but they’re all fantastic listens. They are: