After getting almost crucified by fans and reviewers for their 2007 album “The Scythe”, Elvenking returns with a pretty solid release that mixes Folk Metal and Power Metal. The album kicks off with a traditional folk intro and gets into full gear on the second song. You can clearly hear the Folk style, but what makes it different is the vocals. The vocal style is more Power Metal oriented. How ever the album is mainly acoustic.
This album features a clear direction in the band’s music and it’s more about making good songs rather than experimenting. I have to say that I really like their vocal arrangements, and all the acoustic instruments. This album shows great musicianship and ability in composing good music, since all instruments are in perfect unison.
I think the only song that is out of place here is the cover of “Heaven is a Place on Earth”, since in my opinion; it destroys the flow of the album. Everything else in this album is great since it has a crystal clear production and all the instruments are perfectly identifiable and enjoyable in every song.
I must say this is a very good release for people looking for an album featuring good folk music with vocal arrangements similar to the ones found in Power Metal
|Band: Elvenking||Album: Two Tragedy Poets (...And a Caravan of Weird Figures)|
|Label: AFM Records||
Release: April 7, 2009
|Genre: Folk / Power Metal||