Crimfall are a band from Finland that plays a symphonic mixture of power, folk, viking and black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Amain" which will be released on August 25th by Metal Blade Records.
A very atmospheric sounding intro starts off the album along with some spoken word arts a few seconds later which also leads to stringed and folk instruments being added onto the recording along with some drum beats, melodic male vocals and symphonic elements and female vocals are also a very huge part of the songs.
When the music gets heavy it still mixes in with the folk and symphonic side of the recording and after awhile death metal growls and black metal screams start to make their presence known and the riffs also use a great amount of melody while the solos and leads a re also done in a very melodic fashion.
A great amount of power metal elements can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses acoustic guitars are added onto some of the songs while the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Crimfall plays a musical style that power, folk, viking and melodic black metal and mixes together with symphonic elements to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism, War and Anti Religion themes.
In my opinion Crimfall are a very great sounding mixture of power, folk, viking and melodic black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Last Of Stands" "Ten Winters Apart Part 4: Dawn Without A Sun" "it's A Long Road" and "Until Falls The Rain". 8 out of 10.