I guess you did it because you want us to know that the pipes, kokles and horns are authentic. But that we easily figure out ourselves as none of the members has a synth as an instrument. It sure did take a long time as they had last released an album in but after hearing this I have to say it was well worth the wait, afterall, it is said that good things take time.
Following a short intro the listener is presented with some of the best thick and juicy riffing that it is nearly impossible to hold back the headbanging! Of course these guys sing in Latvian but what I really like is that they also put the song titles and lyrics in English so I can read along and share in the experience.
Kudos to the band for a brilliant album! If you like bands like Primordial, old Cruachan, Falkenbach or Adorned Brood then you need Skyforger in your collection! Sometimes I need some raw stuff, the kind able to shake your spine with some genuine energy. This is what Skyforger is about: pagan-war metal from Riga! I think metal is turning to something distant from the original way started by prime-movers, from the singalongs without cheesy melodies, from the epic mood without the Hollywood hypocrisy.
The band's unique combination of ancient and modern influence has given them a wide appeal throughout both the metal and folk scenes, and has brought great variety to their song writing over the course of the… read more. For the last decade, the band has been fighting under the … read more. For the last decade, the band has been fighting under the flag of Latvian pagan metal ; an extreme blend … read more.
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Sen Dziedeju, Nu Ieragu 7. Semigalls' Warchant. Later, in , band followed with their third release, the First World War themed album 'Latvian Riflemen'. Skyforger signed to the German label Folter Records and soon the world saw the release of their newest Pagan Metal masterpiece, - 'Thunderforge', which was a fine return to their old themes of ancestral culture and Heathen gods. The next album in line, recorded also in , was the self-released 'Sword Song', - an album of purely acoustic Latvian Folk music and a long coming tribute to their ancient forefathers' heritage.
Multiple European tours as well as many festival appearances have solidified the band as an uncompromising live act.
In the last few years, Skyforger began work on a conceptual album about the legendary Latvian fairytale hero, Kurbads , who was born magically from the white mare and did many great deeds. Night of the Winter Solstice Semigalls' Warchant To The Northern Shores Bloodfield KaviApr 07, · band: Skyforger album: Semigalls' Warchant genre: Pagan-Folk Metal country: Latvia year: (Demo) - (Compilation) Lyrics: Titmouse sings Near the house door Wake up, .