Suidakra are a band from Germany that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a mixture of folk, melodic black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Echoes Of Yore" which will be released in November by MDD Records.
Nature sounds and narrative spoken word parts start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction. Vocals are mostly black metal screams along with some clean yet rough pagan singing also being utilized at times as well as some folk instruments also being added into some parts of the recording.
The music also mixes in a great amount of death metal elements along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them as well as one track also introducing acoustic guitars onto the recording which also gives the music more of a medieval feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. During t he faster sections of the songs a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard, a couple of the tracks are also long and epic in length and as the album progresses symphonic elements are also added onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Celtic Mythology, Arthurian Legends, and Fantasy themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Suidakra and if you are a fan of folk, melodic black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wartunes" "Morrigan" "Pendragon's Fall" and "Lays From Afar". 8 out of 10.