|Posted by helpalongyourway.com on May 22, 2014 at 8:05 AM|
The Fall Of The Magog
Clocking in at over 41 minutes this multi-national heavy folk conglomerate delivers full metal to the hilt while infusing a variety of international folk instruments. Now the question arises as you hear the opening track, The Emperor's Words through the end of "Under The Wings Of Aquila;" "how can so many individual musicians record such a lock-step full length?" Hint, Hint, Hint...
Band line-up :
Marios Koutsoukos : lyrics
Michaël Fiori (Saga) : lyrics, music, electric guitars, bass, vocals
Gianluca Tamburini : music, electric guitars, classical guitar, bass
Hildr Valkyrie : female vocals
Ruslanas ''Metfolvik'' Danisevskis : vocals
Anaïs Chevallier : female vocals
Dennis Schwachhofer : drums
Juan Pablo "Juskko" Churruarin : accordion
Holger Funke : nyckelharpa, hurdy gurdy, bagpipes
Nostarion : Cello
Emily Cooper : soprano recorder, alto recorder
Musically speaking the phrasing of each of the instruments is well placed. Like DaVinci brush strokes, each sound, note is struck, rung, hit, strummed with purpose, with intention. The most significant variable is the use of the vocals. At times the vocals are used as an accompaniment instrument - whereas other instances - the vocals build the atmosphere and mood lyrically. Hint, Hint, Hint...
Upon repeat listening of FOLKODIA I reminisce of Kopiklaani, Helsott, Ensiferum, Finntroll, Kalevala, Judas Priest, Paradise Lost, Dalriada, Silent Stream of Godless Elegy, Saviour Machine, Sisters of Mercy, Skyforger, last but never least Maiden. There is no way of knowing if any of these bands influenced FOLKODIA, but if you like these bands - then you will join the journey with FOLKODIA. Hint, Hint, Hint...
Favorite tracks are as follows: The Fall Of Magog, The Tenth Legion, Soldier Of Rome, Muli Mariani, Deafen Clamor and Under The Wings Of Aquila. Click to Order Now! What an amazing feat - to get such a well orchestrated collaboration. This is even a feat many muli-million dollar companies cannot accomplish!
It has been our pleasure, much appreciation and sincere thanks to Stygian Crypt (Russia).
Categories: International-Folk Reviews