The quest continues. Today’s choices have been a reasonably eclectic bunch while I’ve chilled on a day off with a sick dog and hunted for Pokemon on Google Maps. Seriously Google, this is awesome.

sHeavy – The Golden Age of Daredevils

Finntroll – Nifelvind

Ensiferum – Victory Songs

Accept – Blood of the Nations

Nux Vomica – Nux Vomica

Falkenbach – Asa

Negura Bunget – Om

I’ve been reading an article on Finnish folk metal in the last to newest Terrorizer magazine, hence the Finntroll and Ensiferum records. Folk metal has a tendency to be taken less than seriously in some quarters, either due to the subject matter or the way its presented. Turisas are corpsepainted you know, its just red not white! But I’ve found a lot of great metal records from the folk metal community, and Ensiferum and Finntroll are two great bands. Turisas and Korpiklaani are raucous fun, particularly live.

I’m reviewing the new Nux Vomica for Sleeping Shaman soon, and I read news of a new Accept record being released in July, so I cranked on the record that they were touring when I saw then in 2011 at MetalCamp, Slovenia. The new Falkenbach is spellbounding, and Om is STILL one of the best black metal records of the last decade. Rock and fucking roll

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