Yonder Realm are a band from new York that plays a very melodic form of folk metal and this is a review of t heir 2015 album "The old Ways" which was released by Maple Metal Records.
A very medieval folk music sound starts off the album and mixes in with the heavier parts that kick in a few seconds later which also brings in a great amount of melody and blackened death metal growls and blast beats can be heard quite a bit in certain sections of the recording and the music also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads are utilized they are in a very melodic yet extreme musical direction while the synths also bring elements of progressive rock to the bands musical style and on some of the later tracks clean singing and traces of prog metal can be heard in some sections of the tracks.
A great amount of the heavy parts of the songs display a great amount of melodic death metal influences and as the album progresses a small amount of acoustic guitars can be heard at times along with a small amount of nature samples and they also bring in a brief instrumental before returning back to a heavier direction on the following tracks and the last song is very long and epic in length.
Yonder Realm play a style of folk metal that is a bit more heavier than their European counterparts and also mixes in a lot of melodic black, death and prog metal elements to create a sound of their own, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover Goblins, Beers, Mysticism, Paganism, and Kingdoms.
In my opinion Yonder Realm are a very great sounding mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sacrifice to The Old Stone Gods" "The Old Ways" "The Pillars of Creation" and "The Moonbeam Road". 8 out of 10.