Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Troll Bends Fir/1516-Order Of The Holy Hop/2010 CD Review

  Troll Bends Fir are a band from St. Petersburg, Russia that plays a style that is known as folk metal and this is a review of their 2010 album "1516-Order Of The Holy Hop".

Drums are mostly slow to mid paced beats with no fast playing or drumming, while the flute has an Irish flavor to it and it brings the folk element to the music, as for the bass playing it is all rhythm bass that follows the riffs that are coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars are mostly slow to mid paced riffs that are in a folk metal vein with a basic sound and there are no lead guitars or solos present on this album but there are some acoustic guitars being used at times.

Vocals are mostly clean singing that has a folk/pagan feel to it with some aggressive vocals and growls being used at times mixed in with some female vocals, while the lyrics are written in a mixture of Russian and English and are mostly about Slavic and Norse Paganism mixed in with a lot of beer drinking anthems, as for the production it sounds very professional and you can hear all of the instruments that are on this album.

In my  opinion Troll Bends Fir are a very good band and if you are a fan of folk metal you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beer Cellar" "Pornopolka" and "Nothing To Blame For". RECOMMENDED BUY.


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