A Celtic folk music sound starts off the album along with some flutes, violins, and acoustic guitars and after a minute spoken word parts are added into the music and the album also starts getting more heavy and melodic and the vocals also sound very aggressive while also having a melodic tone to them at times.
Keyboards can be heard in certain sections along with some clean singing female and male vocals and the heavier parts bring in the pagan sound and after awhile death metal growls start popping in at times and the guitar leads are very melodic sounding and as the album progresses the aggressive vocals start bringing in more elements of black metal.
Their is a good mixture of both heavy pagan metal and soft folk music parts throughout the recording and the music also alternates between slow and mid paced sections, a good amount of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you have Thurios from Drudkh/Astrofaes and Hildr Valkyrie from Folkearth doing some quest vocals on some of the songs and there is also a good usage of mandolins, cellos and accordion's being used throughout the recording an d they make the music have a more medieval pagan feeling and they close the album with a cover of Enslaved's "Essence" which also has a quest vocals by Miria of Sigh.
The Wolves Of Avalon creates a very interesting style of pagan metal that takes the heaviness of black and death metal and mixes it with Celtic folk music and the combination sounds very great and epic sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Celtic Pagan and Boudicca a queen who took a stand against Rome after the great druid sanctuary of Ynys Mon was ruthlessly destroyed.
In my opinion The Wolves Of Avalon are a very great sounding pagan/folk metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Sky Goddess" "Bonded by Blood And Sword" "Iceni Queen Unfurl'd In A Tempest Of Crows" and "Cold As Mouldering Clay". 8/5 out of 10