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EDGELÄNDER

WyrDGeneS

 

Prog Folk

3.94 | 5 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars There is no doubts that this is a new star in the prog/metal folk scene. So take a not of the name.

This is the debut album from this one man band Wyrdgenes. All instruments was played by George Edgelander. It also contains folk music from an area close to my heart.

This album also presents me with a huge quandry. It has some excellent stuff on it. But it also have some of the things I am not fond of at all. Let's start with the excellent stuff. The folk music stuff. This is played with some Camel like electric guitars. For those who knows this scene; I would also add Colin Masson's guitar playing at his most recent album as a good reference. And Colin Masson is a good reference source for some of this album. The best parts of this album that is. The atmospheric, folk music parts that is. Colin and George should really exchange phone numbers in my view.

The bad parts here is when the album goes metal and reminds me far too much about the German/Finnish folk metal scene. George's pretty heavy metal riffs does not do the album or the material here any favours at all. OK, it reminds me about Thin Lizzy, but that is the only good thing too. Too much metal in my view.

The songs are great though and George has found the fountain of further musical pleasures. He is hopefully drinking a lot from it for the upcoming album too. Stay in Norththumberland and do not go further into metal territory is my advice to him for upcoming albums. Don't follow the path of the fellow Newcastle bands Venom and Skyclad.

I am in loss to decide if this is a 3 or a 4 stars album. I toss a coin and then decides that I should really encourage George Edgelander to continue with his musical career. So for a change and a rare moment in my life; I am becoming soft-brained and a kind person.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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