TrollWar are a band from Quebec, Canada that plays a mixture of folk, black and melodic death metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 album "Oath Of The Storm" which will be released in November.
A very dark, epic and nature orientated sounding intro starts off the album along with some symphonic sounding keyboards a few seconds later which also mixes into the heavier sections of the songs which also utilize a great amount of accordion's which also gives the songs more of a folk music feeling.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the vocals also bringing in black metal screams and death metal growls along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic style as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them, clean vocals are also utilized at times on a couple of tracks.
TrollWar plays a musical style that takes folk, black and melodic death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P Lovecraft.
In my opinion TrollWar are a very great sounding mixture of folk, black and melodic death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Summoning" "The Forsaken One" "Home OF Forbidden Lore" and "Winter's Night". 8 out of 10.