Drakum are a band from Spain that plays a mixture of folk, black and melodic death metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 album "Torches Will Rise Again".
Nature and war sounds start off the album before adding in epic sounding keyboards and after the intro the music goes into a heavier musical direction while also adding folk instruments onto the recording along with some melodic guitar leads and the vocals are done in a semi growl direction which gives the music a touch of death metal.
At times the riffs can be very melodic while back up gang shouts can also be heard at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some tracks also bring in a small amount of classical guitars and the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of blast beats and as the album progresses clean singing is added on some songs along with a brief use of female vocals.
Drakum plays a style of folk metal that can be symphonic at times while also adding in the heaviness of melodic black and death metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover life, mythology, alcohol, fantasy and paganism themes,
In my opinion Drakum 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 "Around The Oak" "The Wanderer" and "Torches Will Rise Once Again". 8 out of 10.