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90 / 100
➤ "Emotional, epic, and above all else defiant of convention, I'm gonna call 'Romantik I' the demo of the year, and we damn well better get a full-length soon."
(The Metal Crypt)
9 / 10
➤ "… works quite fantastically , immediately carries away and represents a real listening pleasure ... unique arrangements ... Anna de Savoy: a terrific rock voice with a very warm but gritty timbre that glides perfectly through the stylistic diversity …"
9 / 10
➤ "… a fascinating release that reflects an incredibly eclectic approach … comparisons could be made to Lordian Guard … BERGFRIED is the sort of band that is simultaneously tailor-made for niche appeal while also offering a sound that anyone could potentially be into …"
68 / 80
➤ "… really melodic … many good ideas … gigantic potential …"
(Heavy Metal Heaven IT)
87 / 100
➤ "… very reminiscent of Lordian Guard in many places … BERGFRIED impress right away with their first release, which makes you want more … Erech Leleth is a gifted musician who has a lot to say on a musical and lyrical level …"
(Epic Metal Blog)
80 / 100
➤ "… Anna de Savoy delivers an exceptional vocal performance … swings from all out Heavy Metal through to Folk/Metal … appeals of Lordian Guard, Wytch Hazel and Grendal’s Sÿster whilst stretching out on its own accord … very good, it does something which is quite unexpected …"
80 / 100
➤ "… a very well done EP … Erech Leleth is a very talented multi-instrumentalist … unique production … mix of heavy/folk Metal … totally unique and very different … has an atmosphere and color of epic and medieval times with an acoustic predominant in those great strings as well as catchy and romantic sounds … if you are into broad musical styles, you will like 'Romantik I'!"
7,5 / 10
➤ "… Anne's convincing voice … talented singer … Morriconean sounds … excellent … interesting … never repetitive, even after a few listens …"
(Heavy Metal Webzine IT)
➤ "… a Heavy / Folk mix, recommended for fans of Wytch Hazel, Lordian Guard, and Grendel’s Sÿster … totally unique-sounding … I am pretty sure I have not heard anything like that before … the female vocalist is nothing short of brilliant … super-tasty … sounds awesome and authentic …"
➤ "… a notable effort to establish a new subgenre that cannot be compared easily to other subgenres that require too many labels to describe … a promising beginning … integrating Black Metal, Folk Metal, Pagan Metal and classic Power Metal, the EP tells an epic tale … 'Romantik I' is surely an experience …"
"… the meeting of the voice of No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani with Deep Purple or even Uriah Heep … Rhapsody Of Fire with female vocals would also address well the music in here … so unique …"
➤ "… complete with their signature Medieval Metal sound. Anna de Savoy’s vocals are haunting and amazing, so you gotta check out this … great …"
(Wanna Hear A Great Song Today?)
➤ "… shoots off in all directions, from Neoclassical, Medieval and even a bit of Black Metal - and it's basically a super catchy jig - very good songs … excellent …"
➤ "... crispness that tastes good; it is an upbeat mood. The singer is able to cross the different songs that characterize it, a beautiful and fascinating voice, but it has some indecision that is not so harmless. The two give a sound and substance to the Metal & Rock scene that brings new good music."
➤ "… medieval melody that immediately gets into the head … what surprises the listener is Anna De Savoy's vocal performance … beautiful voice, expressive, at times theatrical … David DeFeis' band comes to mind …"
(The Murder Inn)
➤ "Interesting appetizer ... lots of different things to hear ... can't wait to see what paths are taken in the future ... nice to see someone turn a new page in a familiar genre ..."
➤ "… stellar debut EP … an unbelievably fun and concise dose of Heavy Metal merged with medieval Folk Rock …"
(From Corners Unknown)
➤ "… cute little darlings … damsel on vocals that sounds like Blondie, I swear … three Metal songs, not too heavy, with synths also in the right place here … the inspiration is medieval … the fourth, Oh Lord, is a country pop number designed for tender NWOTHM fans …"
➤ "... outstanding vocalist Anna de Savoy ... exquisite tracks that could not be more original, atmospheric, exciting and worth listening to … songs manage to unleash a distinctively elegant romantic medieval Metal charm after just a few seconds ... for lovers of focused medieval, stylish and romantic to nostalgic songwriting … has all the elements to captivate you ... who can seriously resist the irresistible magic of a thoroughly joyful super-synth like 'The Battle'? ... extraordinary compositions ..."
➤ "Melodic guitars ... folky flute sounds ... fast drums ... mystical, expressive, female vocals ... somewhat reminiscent of bands like Korpiklaani, Eluveitie or Ensiferum in the faster passages, but also of epic metal bands like Warlord, The Lord Weird Slough Feg or Longings Past ... Boredom does not arise here despite all the dreaminess ..."
➤ "... enchanting debut ... bores into the heart with its poppy hooks and doesn't let go ... unforgettable ..."
➤ "… not an everyday band … poppy, folky, but epic … peculiar yet festive mix, especially on the uptempo track 'The Battle' … singer Anna de Savoy sounds as if she has sprung from a band like Shocking Blue or a 1960s blues-rock band with gritty hippie powers … romance and chivalry come together in a strange (that's the key word) mix … maybe it's the best fifteen minutes of the day …"
➤ "... fabulous and, let's not shy away from the word, simply beautiful ... I recommend it to anyone who likes atypical sounds ..."