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Review: Cruadalach - AGNI - Unveil What’s Burning Inside
AGNI - Unveil What’s Burning Inside

Label: Parat Magazine
Year released: 2011
Duration: 31:44
Tracks: 8
Genre: Folk Metal


Review online: July 1, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

AGNI - Unveil What's Burning Inside is the debut EP from Cruadalach, a Folk Metal band from the Czech Republic. Among the several members of the band are a cellist, violinist and two who handle pipes, flutes, etc. so you can be assured the sound is going to be authentic. The vocals are mainly clean with only occasional growls with lots of choruses and backing vocals. The music is a mix of fairly traditional Heavy Metal riffs with traditional-sounding Folk melodies. When the band moves along at a good clip, like on "Heavenly Forge," things sound OK, but most of the time the Metal and Folk just don't seem to mesh all that well. There is a lot going on, but nothing terribly exciting, so Cruadalach could probably use a little more refinement on their songwriting skills. All the musicians seem solid with their instruments.

AGNI - Unveil What's Burning Inside has been growing on me, ever so slightly, to the point where I'm interested to hear the band's next release, but it remains a mixed bag.

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