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Turis Fratyr - Equilibrium

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal / Artist: Equilibrium / Audio CD released 2005-02-14 at Black Attack

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      06.07.2008 22:05



      Equilibrium's first album (2005).

      Equilibrium's debut is a great album of folk metal in the roughly-defined Viking style, albeit this time focusing on the band's native German ancestry and mythology. The music is frequently fast and heavy in a speed metal style, complimented by keyboards that add the all-important folk element but occasionally go a little too far and become grating, as is the case in 'Widars Hallen.'

      For the most part, this is fairly predictable but fun folk metal in the style of Ensiferum, as fast songs like 'Wingthors Hammer' are balanced by slower offerings such as 'Unter der Eiche.' The album is at its best when combining the synthesised folk elements with the metal in a truer fusion rather than acting as a parallel, and this reaches its height in 'Nordheim,' before finale 'Wald der Freiheit' abandons the metal side of things altogether and proves that the band would still have what it takes as a neofolk outfit.

      1. Turis Fratyr
      2. Wingthors Hammer
      3. Unter der Eiche
      4. Der Sturm
      5. Widars Hallen
      6. Met
      7. Heimdalls Ruf
      8. Die Prophezeiung
      9. Nordheim
      10. Im Fackelschein
      11. Tote Heldensagen
      12. Wald der Freiheit


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