4,5 / 5
"With this small appetizer we were left with the desire to hear the album "Amalur" in full. If it sounds half as good as these four advances we can find a chant in our teeth."
8,5 / 10
"… a new work very accomplished and full of strength …"
"In short, a very complete EP, with good clues of what awaits us with 'Amalur', with improvements in production … I look forward to hearing the new LP in full."
"… a good ration of energy, strength and power in abundance. … we can not ignore the voice, which sounds sovereign and hard, bringing more intensity … I encourage you to listen to 'The Slavic Covenant', it will not disappoint you."
(Dioses Del Metal)
"… all about Ensiferum, and Wintersun … big, epic riffs … solid guitar sound … all about Odinism and Nordic pride … raspy vocals, but rather a layered clean-sung choral sound like a mead-hall full of Vikings … makes them sound unique … an enjoyable, unusual sound that really conjures a heathen atmosphere. Worth checking out."
"As a result of the melody, the Basques clearly remind me of Ensiferum, and like the influential Finns, the second piece of 'Akelarre' arouses the dance leg with its lively bars and delicate acoustic intermezzi … 'The Slavic Covenant' represents a damn entertaining platter, which strongly arouses the appetite for the coming work 'Amalur'!"
Bilbao, Biscay • Basque Country
Epic Viking Metal
The Slavic Covenant
In 2014 they delighted the fans of melodic emphasized EPIC VIKING METAL with their acclaimed album "Elderslied".
Now the Basque masters INCURSED return with a remarkably fine EP, which can optimally represent the typical style of the playful band.
Officially, "The Slavic Covenant" was released on July 31, 2017.
This EP serves as a harbinger for the upcoming studio album "Amalur", which was funded by the band with a crowdfunding campaign. The official release of "Amalur" will be announced in time.
The five mercurial compositions on "The Slavic Covenant", including the equally surprising and original done A-ha cover of the chartbreaker "Take On Me", show a completely unused and persistently hungry formation. INCURSED also free up massive energy spills in 2017!
For the song Fear A' Bhata", INCURSED adapted the musical basic theme of a Gaelic folkloric song from the late 18th century. The refrain is presented in original language.
The modified band logo - in Cyrillic spelling - on "The Slavic Covenant" is a courageous tribute of the crafty Basque bunch to a Ukraine tour, which has been remembered as a wonderful experience.
July, 31st 2017
01. The Slavic Covenant 04:47
02. Akelarre 04:28
03. Wild! (2017) 03:31
04. Fear A' Bhata 04:53
05. Take On Me 03:48
total: 21:27 min.
Asier Amo - Drums
Asier Fernández - Guitars (lead)
Jon Koldo Tera - Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Mikel Llona - Bass
Lander Lourido - Vocals, Guitars
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