Bolero are a band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada that mixes Celtic folk metal with melodic black metal and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2011 album "Voyage From Vinland".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards and flutes being a very atmospheric, symphonic and Celtic folk music feel to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful tone with riffs that dominate throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffing that combines influences from Celtic Music, folk metal, melodic black metal and death metal with a great amount of melodies being thrown in the music, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding heavy metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they being a very medieval sounding Celtic folk music feel to the music.
Vocals combine high pitched screams that are influenced by both black metal and melodic death metal with deep growls and clean singing male and female vocals, while the lyrics cover Celtic Mythology, Paganism and War, as for the production it has a very powerful, heavy and professional sound and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Bolero are a very good Celtic folk/black/melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Send Of The War Summons" "When Legends Die" "O' Hail To The Northlander" and "Way To Forgotten Lands". RECOMMENDED BUY.