Wednesday, January 18, 2012


It's criminal that I've had my blog up for as long as I have and yet have not featured this awesome band.  Criminal, I say!

Annie are you okay? Are you okay, Annie?

So yeah, Niburta is an eight(ish) member group from Hungary that incorporates everything from throat-singing to clean female vocals to death metal to jaw harps to core to flute to bagpipes to something called a 'tilinkó'...sweet mother of crap, this band does everything.  Honestly, there's so much going on here it's amazing that the result is not just a catastrophic mish-mash of noise.  But as a testament to their musical skill, it works.  It more than works; it fucking rules.

Niburta - "Awakening"

Seriously, it's hard to genrify this band, which is why the generic term "folk metal" comes in handy (though it seems they identify themselves as "folk/metalcore").  But I think pinning them to a specific subgenre is really doing them a disservice.  For example, this here is hardly what I'd call "metalcore".

Niburta - "Forebear's Dance"

It does get metally close to the end, but that's pretty much a damn folk song right there.  Also, bagpipes.  And catchy as fuck.  Did I mention catchy? Niburta's songs jump into your skull, nestle next to your brain, and basically camp out in there for weeks.

Seriously, when was the last time you heard a great metal song that started with fucking humming?

Niburta - "Nap És Hold"

This band is actively looking for a label.  And since I know there are dozens...nay, hundreds...of music industry types scanning my blog on a daily basis: one of you punk bastards jump on this band RIGHT NOW!!

By the by, you can stream and download pretty much everything from their 2010 demo 'Eredet' and their 2011 EP 'Awakening' here at their Reverbnation page.


Don said...

(9 members dude! ;) )

P.S.: First videoclip out in 2 months! :)

Anonymous said...

We love Niburta! Greetings from Hungary! :)

Please try this one :P

Trollfiend said...

Don: please keep me posted! I LOVE this band and I want to get the word out to as many people as possible!

IslanderNCS said...

This band's music really threw me for a loop the first time I listened to them after one of your earlier recommendations. They sure as hell don't sound like anyone else. But they've really grown on me.

unthar said...

Very cool stuff. I like how they can transition seamlessly between the folk emphasis and metal within the same song. I'm concentrating on one thing and it becomes something else. "When did that happen?" A very eclectic and exotic band! Thanks for posting this.

Trollfiend said...

I exist to serve :)

Don said...

Trollfiend, contact me on niburtamusic(at) , we have quite a lot of interesting news these days :)

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