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Elvenking

I was torn between classifying this band as either Power Metal or Folk. Technically, I think Folk Metal best suits the description of Elvenking, a five-piece out of Italy, seeing as they combine the overall sound of Power Metal with a distinct, layers flair of romantic Folk music. This Folk element really shines through with the violin accompaniment of Elyghen, possibly one of the most skilled violinists in metal (albeit, he is one of few).

The thing that impresses me most about Elvenking is their multi-dimensional music that tells a story. Their newest release, The Winter ...read more

I was torn between classifying this band as either Power Metal or Folk. Technically, I think Folk Metal best suits the description of Elvenking, a five-piece out of Italy, seeing as they combine the overall sound of Power Metal with a distinct, layers flair of romantic Folk music. This Folk element really shines through with the violin accompaniment of Elyghen, possibly one of the most skilled violinists in metal (albeit, he is one of few).

The thing that impresses me most about Elvenking is their multi-dimensional music that tells a story. Their newest release, The Winter Wake, is their best yet, telling a story of growing up in a world that is slightly more interesting than our own.

The well-sung vocals as well as the fantastic, catchy lyrics present what would be otherwise extremely (?) « hide

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