This is another review of a recording from Incursed that continues the pagan/folk metal sound of previous recordings with the album being self released in 2014 and called "Elderslied".
Dark sound effects start off the album giving the music and atmospheric and ambient feeling along with some nature sounds in the background and the synths also bring in an epic feeling that you would hear in a fantasy movie and after the intro the music starts going for more of a heavy and melodic blackened death metal sound.
There is a decent amount of blast beats present throughout the recording along with some blackened metal screams and growls as well as a great amount of melodic guitar solos and leads and the songs also mix the folk and symphonic elements in with the heavier sections along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Melodic viking metal vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a small amount of spoken word parts and there are also a great amount of acoustic guitars added into some of the songs and they add in more folk influences to the recording along with a touch of 70's progressive rock and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them long with a few tracks that are very long and epic in length and towards the end a brief use of female vocals are added into the music.
Incursed creates a very epic sounding folk/viking metal album with this recording which they also mix in with the heaviness of melodic blackened death metal to create some truly pagan metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Norse paganism, Fantasy, Battles, War and Nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Incursed and if you are a fan of both viking and folk metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heart of Yggdrasil" "Raging Wyverns" "Lady Frost" and "One Among A Million". 8/5 out of 10.