Folkodia are an international band with members from France, Italy, Argentina, Germany, United States, Greece, Russia, Switzerland and Monaco that play a mixture of epic folk and viking metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Battle Of The Milvian Bridge" which was released by Stygian Crypt Productions.
Heavy riffs and melodic guitar leads start off the album along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them along with some male and female pagan vocals being added into the music a few seconds later as well as death metal growls and black metal screams also being utilized at times.
Folk instruments are also mixed into the heavier sections of the songs while the riffs also get very melodic at times along with one track also bringing in a brief use of spoken word parts and elements of power metal can also be heard in some of the clean vocals and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and some of the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of acoustic gutiars.
Folkodia plays a musical style that mixes folk with melodic viking metal along with the heaviness of black and death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover European mythology themes.
In my opinion Folkodia are a very great sounding mixture of viking and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Battle Of The Milvian Bridge" "Battle Of Salamis" "Hussar Angels" and "Red Rubicon". 8 out of 10.