Friday, July 15, 2011

Northland - Northland (2010)

Northland is a folk metal band from Barcelona, Spain formed in 2004. Currently they have released 1 album and 3 demos (2 of which have been included) and the lyrics incorporate themes of paganism as well as distant historic battles. They incorporate an awesome death metal sound with a touch of viking metal into a strong folk background. The result of mending the genres is a fast paced folk metal with extreme vocals, great riffs and a awesome sweeping keyboards. The vocals are almost a mix of Jari Mäenpää and Petri Linroos from Ensiferum and with that being said I'm a big fan. The tracks "revenge", "the old town's inn" and "northland" are my definite front runners on this album. A definite pickup for any fan of the genre, 10/10 especially for the vocals.

  • Quality: V0 MP3 / VBR

Freezing Sadness 2008 Demo:

"Freezing Sadness" (demo) was originally released in 2007 with 5 tracks on it. The next year they released "Freezing Sadness 2008 demo" (demo(redundant but there for clarity)) which was just was just the "Freezing Sadness" demo with an additional 3 tracks. The quality of "Freezing Sadness" is 320 kbps MP3 / CBR and unfortunately the band only released the additional 3 tracks from "Freezing Sadness 2008 Demo" in 160 kbps MP3 / CBR. Check out "warriors of ice" and "freezing sadness" which hopefully will be redone on there next album.