is one of those bands that you can just tell immediately who it is. They have one of the most unique sounds I have ever heard. Their sound is just so damn unique and cool. You can dance to it in one song, headband to the next, and get drunk to all the others!
I think one of the coolest parts in the album and the band as a whole is the pirate sounding vocals. He does not growl, yell, or scream. He talks like a pirate and pulls it off so greatly!! A really cool song is the intro Back Through Time
, it starts off pretty fast and then goes straight into folk sounding instruments to guide the sound throughout the album. And
by that I do not mean it is repetitive. I just think every good album has its own sound and this one definitely does.
I absolutely LOVE Death Throes of the Terrorsquad, it is my favorite track on the album. A lot of the reason to that is because it features Ken Sorceron from American Black Metal
band, Abigail Williams
. I think giving this album a black metal sounding ending was the best possible way to end it. Especially the epic sound of the Leviathan
in the background right as it ends is extremely interesting.
The keyboard work makes this folk metal album a definite jewel for me. I do not think I have ever heard any band like this before. Sure you have got your other folk metal bands like Korpiklaani
, etc.. But they still sound nothing like Alestorm
. I only know of one other band with a pirate sound to them and that band is Swashbuckle
. But I still feel like Alestorm
is very unique compared Swash buckle.
This band all in all is one of the coolest bands I have ever heard and this album is fantastic! I would have to give this album a 17/20.