Wolfhorde are a band from Finland that plays folk metal with a touch of black metal and this is a review of their album "Towards The Gate Of North" which will be released in 2016 by Inverse Records.
Classical guitars and folk instruments start off the album and when keyboards are added onto the recording they give the songs more of an epic and symphonic feeling and on the second track tribal beats find their way onto the album and they bring in a shamanistic feeling when they are utilized and some of the tracks are long and epic in length.
When solos and leads are utilized they bring in a very melodic folk metal feeling to the songs and the vocals bring in both death metal growls and black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs bring in a small amount of blast beats and the guitar riffs also bring in a great amount of melody to the tracks.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and you can also hear spoken word parts in certain sections of the recording and the clean vocals bring in elements of pagan metal and the music at times also brings in a medieval atmosphere and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Wolfhorde plays a style of folk metal that is very epic and symphonic sounding while also mixing in the heaviness of black and melodic death metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Finnish and cover Viking heritage and mythology themes.
In my opinion Wolfhorde are a very great sounding folk metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fuimbulvter" "The Retribution" and "The Gates Of North". 8 out of 10.