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Kauja Pie Saules (The Battle of Saule)
Originally released in 1998, Kauja Pie Saules ( which translates to Battle of the Saule) was Latvian pagan-metal act Skyforger's debut. Due to poor distrobution it was rereleased in 2006 on Paragon Records, allowing the epic battle lore contained within to reach a wider audience. Kauja Pie Saules' ancient battle hymns are a furious assualt of blackened shrieks and gnashing melodies entombed in a frigid atmosphere ala early Enslaved that will beckon you to mount your steed and take up arms against the Christian invaders.
The Stark Attic
A slightly deranged slab of stoner/sludge that crushes like a steamroller.
Muziq and Foto
Just like his countryman Nujabes, Nomak cranks out some of the smoothest instrumental hip hop known to man. What Muziq and Foto lacks in up-front bite it more than makes up for in soothing atmosphere.
Thrashy Sumerian themed USBM. Its fun. Nothing more, nothing less.
Beauty and the Beat
How the hell did i overlook this for so long. Beauty and the Beat perfectly melds the spirit of 80's hip hop with large doeses of 60's psychadellic rock and 70's soul all the while creating a sound that is very in the now. Not to mention the quality lyrics and flow. GAH SO FUCKING GOOD.
|i hate absu and i probably wouldn't be into edan, but skyforger sounds like my shit|
|I will definitely look into Edan|
|one of the samples in Beauty, at 18 seconds sounds like Joshua Radin - Sundrenched World. Maybe I'm insane, but this is interesting|
|Absu album is sexiy as hell. Might raise.|
|Skyforger is pretty cool and Absu rules FACE.|
|haha, 2's pretty awesome, i reviewed it for the webzine i write for, might post it up here|