Kanseil are a band from Italy that plays folk metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Fulische" which will be released in May by Rockshot Records.
Firewood burning along with some folk instruments start off the album while spoken word parts are also used briefly before going into a heavier direction which also introduces death metal growls and black metal screams onto the recording as well as the faster sections of t he songs bringing in a great amount of blast beats.
Folk music elements also mix in with the heavier sections of the music while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with the clean vocals also adding in elements of pagan metal as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly while the guitar leads are done in a very melodic fashion when they are utilized along with spoken word parts also making a return on some of the later tracks and one of the songs is very long and epic in length and they also bring in a folk music track before returning back to a heavier direction on later songs which also introduces female vocals onto the recording.
Kanseil plays a musical style that mixes folk and pagan metal with the heaviness of black and melodic death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Italian and cover the local folklore and history of their homeland along with some nature themes.
In my opinion Kanseil are a very great sounding folk metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "La battaglia del solstizio" "Orcolat" and "Densiloc". 8 out of 10.