Equilibrium – Waldschrein EP

Waldschrein EP
Released 16th August 2013
Epic Folk Metal/ Viking Metal
Released via Nuclear Blast Records

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‘Waldschrein’ is the new EP from the German pagan metal band Equilibrium. It is the follow-up to their 2010 album ‘Rekreatur’ and features a cover of the video game Skyrim‘s opening theme entitled ‘Himmelsrand’ as well as a re-vamped version of Der Sturm from the ‘Turis Fratyr’ album.

First up is the title track which comes complete with bird noises and the cheerful, epic folk metal that the band are renowned for. The melo-death metal style vocals are the only harsh elements present here as both the guitars and keyboards maintain the melodic tone of music. In many ways, this is a very uplifting song that puts the listener in a good mood.

Zwergenhammer features some catchy guitar riffage and the same “happy feel” as that of the title track despite the quicker pace. The Skyrim cover is pretty much what you’d expect to hear; catchy, “epic”-sounding guitar melodies infused with a choir-like chorus. Definitely fun to listen to even if you’re not familiar with the game.

3.5/5 – A very pleasant sounding EP. Now I’m really looking forward to the full album.

Iza Raittila

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