|Review: Folkodia - In a Time of Legends|
|In a Time of Legends|
Label: Stygian Crypt Productions
Year released: 2009
Genre: Viking Metal
Review online: January 7, 2010
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
for:In a Time of Legends
Rated 3/5 (60%) (12 Votes)
In a Time of Legend is the second effort from this international horde known as Folkodia. This is basically a side project of Folkearth, itself also a side project uniting musicians from Australia, Greece, England, Lithuania and Switzerland.
Folkodia came up with their debut album only last year (2008 actually), and I'm sorry to say those albums didn't get the proper pre-recording/production time. I feel Folkearth suffer from the same problem as well. Folk/Viking metal is the musical direction here. Drum machines were used with a rather good result. The bass is somewhat too strong and the distorted guitar gives the album a rough edge in general. Nonetheless, In a Time of Legend is still a melodic piece of epic metal that does contain its nice folksy and harmonious parts. Acoustic/classical guitars on one side, violin, thin whistle, flute, lute, mandolin as well as some bagpipes form the organic and heathen aspect of their music. Those moments are by far the most interesting points about Folkodia and they should be increased and given more room in the future. That combines with a better planning and proper writing/reversal time, plus a more refined sound, could only benefit the compositions.
In a Time of Legends includes a few good tracks to mention, like "The Oath" and "Glory Stainless Victories", while my favorite songs are " The Immortals of Thule" and "The Second Battle of Moytirra".
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