Green Elder : Offering

2015 : Self-Released Format : 7″ Tossing a band into the “NeoFolk” basket nowadays is a bit like labeling something “Metal” 25 years ago. They genre has splintered into just as many subs as any other form of music. Adding the Appalachian tag serves only to stir stereotypes of ignorant, toothless Hill Folk, swigging moonshine…

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Episode 18

Show Notes Vincent Price “To Raise The Dead” (Tales of Witches, Ghosts and Goblins : Caedom Records) Lamia Vox “Witches Night” (Sigillum Diabol : Cyclic Law) Sutekh Hexen & Andrew Liles “We Once Walked Upon These Coals” (Breed In Me The Darkness : Pesanta Urfolk) Mark Wilkinson “Children Into Church” (Blood On Satan’s Claw OST : Trunk…

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Ian Read / Fire + Ice

  When I think of NeoFolk, there’s few names, or voices, more iconic than that of Ian Read. He was part of the genre’s inception and continues to breath new life with each consecutive album. If I had to pick my top ten NeoFolk records, Fire + Ice would hold at least four positions. I was…

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Changes ‎: Ride The Tiger

2013 : Autre Que Format : 7″ I’m going to assume that anyone browsing this site already shares some common interests with yours truly and are full aware of the living legends that are Changes, but just in case, a little Condensed History 101 is probably in order. The rest of the class may skip…

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Pyhä Kuolema : Kevättuulisormi

2013 : Pesanta Urfolk / Svart Records Format : LP / CD It’s been said many times and by those who can express it far more eloquently than I, that music knows no language. Now as hackneyed as that may sound, a release like “Kevättuulisormi” emphasizes just how genuine that statement is. Pyhä Kuolema is actually…

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Fire + Ice : Fractured Man

2012 : Fremdheit Format : LP/CD This one has been in my “to review” pile since receiving both the LP and the CD shortly after the release. Yes, I’m a F + I hoarder, thanks. For roughly three days straight, it was pretty much all I listened to. (In my best Biblical voice) At the end…

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