Verikalpa are a band from Finland that plays folk/troll metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Taistelutahto" which will be released in February by Inverse Records.
A very heavy and epic sound starts off the album along with some folk instruments also being mixed into the heavier sections of the songs while the vocals are mostly black metal screams while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up blast beats can be heard.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a melodic fashion while clean vocals are done in more of a shamanistic and folk music fashion along with the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also mixing in elements of melodic death metal and back up shouts are also utilized at times.
Verikalpa plays a style of folk metal which also mixes in the heaviness of black and melodic death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover drinking, trolls and blood splattered eternal battles.
In my opinion Verikalpa are a very great sounding folk/troll metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Viimseen Asti" "Kuoppajaiset" "Viinapiru" and "Rautatammi". 8 out of 10.