Johan says "Also, Wolves is #1!"
Thankfully, the content will NOT suck, because I've decided to share with you one of my favourite pagan metal bands of all time, Wolfchant.
Wolfchant - "The Axe, The Sword, The Wind And A Wolf"
Wolfchant, formed in 2003, hails from Lower Bavaria in Germany and combines Nordic mythology with black metal vocals and straight up metally-metal in the style of bands like Månegarm and Thyrfing.
Wolfchant - "The Desire Of A Wolf"
I guess you could say Wolfchant doesn't exactly break new ground, but I don't always want that from my metal. Sometimes I just want a good aural pummeling, and Wolfchant definitely delivers on that front.
This may seem like an odd topic for an end-of-the-year post, since it's not exactly new either and to my knowledge there is not a new album in the works for 2012...but in my opinion one of the beauties of folk metal and its related sub- and super-genres is that it looks to the past as well as the future and bids us remember our roots and traditions.
Wolfchant - "Stormwolves"
Have a happy New Year, everyone.