From North are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of folk and viking metal and this is a review of their self titled 2017 album which was released by Downfall Records.
A very heavy, epic and melodic sound starts off the album along with some folk instruments and after awhile aggressive vocals are added onto the recording and the riffs also mix in a great amount of traditional metal elements and clean singing is also utilized at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while the music also gets very atmospheric and epic at times and the vocals also add in growls at times and you can also hear a slight black metal influence in some parts of the songs and as the album progresses acoustic guitars are added onto the recording.
From North plays a musical style that takes folk, viking and traditional metal and mixes it in with the heaviness of melodic black and death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse Mythology and Paganism themes.
In my opinion From North are a very great sounding mixture of folk and viking metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Voland The Smith" "Mead of Poetry" "The Catch" and "From North". 8 out of 10.