ELUVEITY - Origins

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Nuclear Blast | Autor: CA

The Celts were a brutal and uncompromising people. Eluveitie also impressively presents their characteristics on their sixth album. In part, anyway, the Swiss change at record speed between folky-sweet and martial-raw. The band around their frontman and leader Chrigel Glanzmann, who then also goes into ecstatic vocal parts, which from time to time lead to extremely metallic jewels like "Virunus", "The Silver Sister" and "Inception", penetrates deep into Celtic mythology on "Origins" again, which also comes across authentically through a sound composed of fiddle, whistles, bagpipes, pipes and hurdygurdies. After tracks like "Origins" that can be clearly assigned to folk music, the brute offers are twice as violent. And with "The Call Of The Mountain" it can be a little pop in the style of Nightwish. Thus it will be proven once again that the Celts also did their mischief in Switzerland. And they're still up to no good.

Top track: From Darkness

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