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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Suidakra/Echoes Of Yore/MDD Records/2019 CD Review

  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.



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Suidakra/Book Of Dowth/AFM Records/2011 CD Review

  Suidakra are a band from Germany that mixes melodic black metal with folk music and this is a review of their 2011 album "Book Of Dowth" which was released by AFM Records.

Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast with a great amount of brutal blast beats, while the keyboards are very atmospheric and symphonic with some pagan sounding flutes being utilized at times, as for the bass playing it is kind of mixed down low in the mix and seems to follow the riffs that are coming out of the guitars.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast melodic black/death metal riffs that are also influenced by traditional metal, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding heavy metal guitar solos, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to bring a folk music feel to the music.

Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams that are also influenced by melodic death metal in the growls with a good amount of clean singing male and female vocals being thrown in at times and the occasional spoken word passages, while the lyrics cover Celtic Paganism and Fantasy, as for the production it has a very powerful and professional sound to it.

In my opinion Suidakra are a very good melodic folk/black/death metal band and if you are a fan of bands that mix these styles together, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Battle-Ciarns" "Mag Mell" "Balor" and "Stone Of Seven Suns". RECOMMENDED BUY.