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.