Alestorm - Voyage of the Dead Marauder (2024)


There is nothing like starting the day with some lighthearted and silly Pirate Metal, thankfully, Alestorm has been feeding our cravings for over 15 years. With “Voyage of the Dead Merauder”, the band unleashes five extremely playful and hilarious tracks of their signature music. The band has constantly polished their sound over the years and have gotten their craziness to a science, with all tracks being funky, funny, and expertly crafted and executed.

Opening with the EP title track, we get a very lively Folky piece, featuring Patty Gurdy on the hurdy-gurdy and vocals. This track has a big Eluveitie vibe, however, the band’s pirateness is nicely embedded into the piece. Up next we have the superbly silly “Uzbekistan”, a tale of pirates in a landlocked country. This is a quite hilarious and well crafted piece with the band’s signature tempo changes and crazy festive heabanging/moshing passages.

For those looking for even more silly tales of adventure and madness, “The Last Saskatchewan Pirate” and “Cock”, have the perfect mixture of lighthearted lyrics and the band’s festive melodies to get anybody going on even the gloomiest days. The superbly catchy “Sea Shanty 2” is another one of those short and playful pieces that the band likes to showcase their craftiness.

Overall, “Voyage of the Dead Marauder” is the perfect EP to warm up audiences for the band’s upcoming busy touring schedule, particularly a long North American run. The band has been perfecting their craft over the years and with this EP they get right to the point and waste no time to spread their catchy tales of the absurd and the hilarious with a good dose of raunchiness.

Band: Alestorm Album: Voyage of the Dead Marauder

Label: Napalm Records

Release: March 22nd, 2024

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Genre: Pirate Metal

Country: UK

Rating: 95/100

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