Eluveitie post two new songs
2012-01-13 by simonpettersen | 29 Comments

The Swiss Folk metal band Eluveitie have posted lyrics videos for their songs "Meet the Enemy" and "A Rose for Epona" onto YouTube. The songs are taken from their upcoming studio album "Helvetios", set to be released on February 28, 2012.

"Meet the Enemy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbyzjtuqX14&feature=g-all-u&context=G2ffd2f8FAAAAAAAASAA

"A Rose for Epona"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg_AenWTXqM&feature=context&context=G2ffd2 f8FAAAAAAAASAA

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zaruyache
January 13th 2012

5848 Comments


The first video was removed. Can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKSSmYzUXgA

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DeadBeat
January 13th 2012

529 Comments


Meet The Enemy sucks. A Rose For Epona is a catchy song but this band's guitarrists are so fucking boring...

BallsToTheWall
January 13th 2012

44164 Comments


I like how aggressive Meet The Enemy is and how melodic and female vocal driven Rose for Epona is. I dont feel like i'll be disappointed with this record.

FictionalFlames
January 13th 2012

1516 Comments


folk metal m/

BallsToTheWall
January 13th 2012

44164 Comments


Makes me want to watch Braveheart.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 13th 2012

16242 Comments


I like how aggressive Meet The Enemy is and how melodic and female vocal driven Rose for Epona is. I dont feel like i'll be disappointed with this record.


Exactly my thoughts. Love me some folk metal.

jrowa001
January 13th 2012

8750 Comments


songs are good, look forward to the album

pizzamachine
January 13th 2012

12571 Comments


Awesome songs!

Zion
January 13th 2012

812 Comments


I love me some folk metal, too, but I must be missing something. Other than at the very beginning and
very end, A Rose For Epona doesn't even sound at all like folk metal. I found Meet The Enemy to be a
better song in every way, which seems to put me totally in the minority. It has more folk
instrumentation, more of an early Eluveitie sound in general to me. In fact, had they only released A
Rose For Epona I wouldn't be as excited for this album. The chorus of that song is bland. The verses
are great.

Zion
January 13th 2012

812 Comments


Well my genius self just re-read the comments and I'm not in the minority for liking it. I may be getting Sputnik comments confused with YouTube comments again.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 13th 2012

8738 Comments


i think both are awful but that's me :]

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Zion
January 13th 2012

812 Comments


You've been listening to too much Alcest. You've gone soft on us.

Zion
January 13th 2012

812 Comments


And damn, what happened to Anna, her vocals have improved quite a bit. Much more expressive now. I was
down ever since I saw her playing the hurdygurdy, she just gets more and more alluring in her talents.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 13th 2012

8738 Comments


that second song is far softer than anything alcest has done, it's like a shitty pop ballad with a couple of power chords and a flute or two buried in the sappiness

porcupinetheater
January 13th 2012

103 Comments


I've always had a bit of a soft spot for folk metal, this band especially. Still, nothing will ever touch Helge Stang-era Equilibrium

Zion
January 13th 2012

812 Comments


I dunno, Alcest pulled some really soft stuff on their latest. But I was joking anyway ;) But calling
it a pop ballad is pretty off the mark given what it's about and how much more unique Anna's voice is
than any pop musician. But to each their own. Edit: Just watched a video whose description states
"Eluveitie returns with an Avril Lavigne cover called "A Rose For Epona"" hahaha...

Zion
January 13th 2012

812 Comments


But then I went and listened to part of Slania and I'm suddenly not liking either of these songs. Meh

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2012

8738 Comments


then why don't they write the song in a way that doesn't sickeningly make it sound like a pop ballad

it's almost offensive to the fact she's a good singer

DinoX
January 14th 2012

3582 Comments


This is one of the favourite bands of a friend of mine and they are playing nearby yet he can't go which displeases me. On the other hand I don't care for this band...

fulgrim
January 14th 2012

1542 Comments


band is very average.

BallsToTheWall
January 14th 2012

44164 Comments


that second song is far softer than anything alcest has done, it's like a shitty pop ballad with a couple of power chords and a flute or two buried in the sappiness

GTFO

Tyrael
January 14th 2012

20725 Comments


I like how aggressive Meet The Enemy is and how melodic and female vocal driven Rose for Epona is. I dont feel like i'll be disappointed with this record.

that second song is far softer than anything alcest has done, it's like a shitty pop ballad with a couple of power chords and a flute or two buried in the sappiness

do you have a split personality or something

Gale
January 14th 2012

43 Comments


he was quoting.

Evreaia
January 14th 2012

3953 Comments


heard rose for epona already (TNR posted it a week ago or so?)

Never heard of this band but my interest is peaked.

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Zion
January 14th 2012

812 Comments


then why don't they write the song in a way that doesn't sickeningly make it sound like a pop ballad

it's almost offensive to the fact she's a good singer


I can agree to that point

Zion
January 14th 2012

812 Comments


I can also agree that the guitarists in this band have always been mediocre. But the wind instruments
have always been the draw to me, as well as some of the lyrical content and theme. The lead singer is
a great flutist, as is their dedicated wind instrument player. I sill miss their bagpipe player
though.

ShinobiDaisuke
January 14th 2012

51 Comments


I've never listened to Eluveitie for their guitars, but it's not even just that they're not interesting. They were never anything to write home about before, but from these two songs there's just nothing interesting or catchy at all. At least a lot of their previous work had some pretty cool, albeit simple, riffs.

FuzzyWookie
January 18th 2012

139 Comments


I love Rose and Meet the enemy is pretty good too. Rose for Epona is just beautiful.

Daedus
January 19th 2012

90 Comments


Woefully unimpressive stuff all around. These guys were fairly good early on but they slowly started adopting In Flames syndrome. Too busy slicking up their sound to concentrate on pushing boundaries. Everything we've heard so far is just retreading the same simplistic riffs and lyrical themes from the last two albums.



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