Paladran are a band from the Chezch Republic that plays folk metal and this is a review of their self released 2006 demo "Nodfyr".
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the folk instruments bring a very dark and medieval folk music sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced folk metal riffs that utilize a great amount of melody in the riffing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding folk metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars they use finger picking and full chords to add more atmosphere to the recording.
Vocals are mostly clean singing folk metal vocals with a brief use of high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover Paganism themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for being a self released recording and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Paladran are a very great sounding folk metal band and if you are a fan this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rustem" and "Purhan". RECOMMENDED BUY.