Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Waylander's "Born To The Fight"
It's the first really warm day of the year here in New York, so I thought I'd post this savagely exuberant track to celebrate the coming of spring. Not much to say here except that this is one of the only true "folk metal" songs I've ever heard--most songs in this style are just fruity power metal garnished with even fruitier violins and accordions. Here, even the pennywhistle sounds badass! This is as grim as any straight up black metal, and incorporates authentic Celtic melodies and rhythms. If you listen carefully, you'll notice that its not actually in 4/4, even though it has that feel. Waylander is great in general, but this is undoubtedly their calling card. It summons up the "battle-joy" of Cuchulainn. Foes (and pints) beware!
Coming soon: First installment of a regular series called Hypehammer, in which we crush Diotima, the new release by infamous poser brigade Krallice. I've already listened to it, and boy does it suck! Also, at some point in the near future I'll be reviewing a new tape by this Atlanta industrial/noise band Men's Room, who I saw last night and really dug.