OAKENSHIELD "Gylfaginning"

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OAKENSHIELD "Gylfaginning"
  • Album: Gylfaginning
  • Year: 2008
  • Label: EINHEIT
  • Artist: 
  • United Kingdom

Interesting indeed the solo project of the British Ben Corkhill! I’ve first mentioned OAKENSHIELD when I was listening to Markus Eck’s compilation, that’s the guy from Metal Message by the way. I really liked the chosen track back then, as it was truly bombastic and atmospheric! I now had the opportunity to listen to the entire album, and I can assure you that “Gylfaginning” is a little Melodic Epic Pagan Viking Metal jewel. There are many violin fragments, while the structure is a Pagan Metal one, so Ben inspiringly entwines musical styles that bring bands like FOREFATHER or FALKENBACH to our minds, yet it is obviously rooted in BATHORY. Sure thing, quite some time has passed since I’ve last listened to such a good debut! www.oakenshield.org