EQUILIBRIUM – Erdentempel

There’s something special about listening to a song with its vocals in a foreign language, isn’t there? Perhaps it’s the exoticism, the sound of a human’s vocal range divorced from meaning, and without the long, sustained notes of typical scales. It’s a complex sound, and one hilariously difficult to replicate accurately without knowledge of the language. There’s a complexity to language, singing especially, that’s simply unattainable without it, and a beauty to language that can only really be reached by those who can’t understand it. That’s my excuse for not…

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EQUILIBRIUM – Waldschrein

Alright Equilibrium, lets do this. Wait, is that Skyrim? Equilibrium is a pretty big deal in certain circles that praise Folk and Viking metal. In fact, this German outfit has been lauded for all three of there former records, which have been released with varying consistency. The Waldschrein EP looks like an intended stopgap to fill the void left since the release of Rekreatur nearly three years ago. In the vacuum of three years of silence we are given one new song flanked by other odds and ends. This is…

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