Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Metal, Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Limb | Autor: WS

The Minotaur is a mythical hybrid between man and bull. Just in time for the birthdays under the zodiac sign of the bull, this new CD of the German folk metal band, named after the aforementioned fantasy figure, was released. It is already the eighth and so far most elaborately produced album of the sextet from Aschaffenburg with a preference for hard rhythms and Celtic medieval motifs. "Free Our Souls" lets everyone sing together with the singing team Oliver Klump and Julia Hofmeister on the medieval market. Kitsch is a direct bank neighbor, but who likes to toast with him, spends a nice time here. "Wanna Be Your Wife" relies more on real folk with Fiddle. Met-Honigwein-lauthals is sung nevertheless, is also the potion of the gods. With the "Erlkönig" one dares to set the famous poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to music in original German. The longer you listen to the metal singing of Minotaurus, the more you sink into the cosy, beery joy of singing and celebrating. However, it also becomes clear how similar all this is knitted, sometimes harder, sometimes closer to Celtic folk.

Top track: Erlkönig

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