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Album: Amorphis – The Beginning Of Times

May 18th, 2011

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Amorphis
The Beginning Of Times
Nuclear Blast
27 May 2011

by Tom Dare

The phrase “new Amorphis album” is one of the most reassuring things you can hear in modern metal. You can pretty much guarantee that it’s going to be one shade of good or another, and it quickly becomes apparent that Amorphis have truly exceeded even their own consistently high standards in every aspect with The Beginning Of Times.

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Album: Skyforger – Kurbads

June 3rd, 2010

Skyforger
Kurbads
Metal Blade
26 April 2010

by Tom Dare

While Finntroll and Ensiferum still deal in the Nordic knees-up music, Eluveitie have already shown that folk metal is a style of music capable of being taken a mite more seriously than as just providing the soundtrack to a piss-up at Bloodstock or Wacken. Latvia’s Skyforger have now returned after a seven year absence to add weight to the suggestion that folk metal is growing up – though a certain amount of the “folk” element has been lost in the process.

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