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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 …"
( Chris Latta )
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 …"
➤ "… 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?)
||Lorraine & Savoyen
||Romantic Medieval Metal
||Lordian Guard, Slough Feg, Hammers Of Misfortune
||April 17, 2022
• Fabulously original EP of a real top artist
• Unique noble mixture of highest catchiness
• Equally stylistically inventive as maximally atmospheric
When heavy metal experienced its worldwide flight of fancy in the mid-1980s, countless band cults emerged, not a few of which are still fervently praised around the world today. After all, many of the defiant, rebellious players at the time were emphatically obscure, mysterious, mystical, occult, conspiratorial, etc.
Ultimately, manifold legend formation was also promoted by bands which were hermetically shielded from music media events, and about which one simply knew nothing at all, because there was initially for years simply zero to learn. As a Heavy Metal fan in these wonderfully unspoiled times after the acquisition only the release itself was in hands and sense - artwork, band photo and lyrics resulted with the music itself an often super delicious overall experience, which was not diminished by any other factors.
[ Pic: Haharobin ]
That was more than 35 years ago. Nowadays, even the darkest of Black Metallers not infrequently post pictures of breakfast, the car, sometimes even superfluous silliness and more on the 'social' networks. So a revelation like BERGFRIED
comes just in time for serious and profoundly interested genre recipients!
Because here, too, there is intentionally very little to rummage through that goes beyond the actual art - because the idiosyncratic master behind it attaches little importance to self-promotional or even profile-neurotic posturing. In this sense, there are also deliberately no band photos from Bergfried.
Multi-instrumentalist and jack-of-all-trades Erech Leleth, who as a composer was clearly blessed by the gods in unanimous union, teamed up with exceptional singer Anna de Savoy for this - in BERGFRIED, he even plays up under the noble title of Erech III of Lorraine, swinging and always spot-on.
[ Artwork: Haharobin ]
The immediately all-around convincing debut EP Romantik I
contains four finely selected pieces that could not be more original, atmospheric, gripping and worth listening to - also stylistically unique, the four pronounced hits already unfold within seconds a very own, individually elegant ROMANTIC MEDIEVAL METAL
For lovers of focused medieval-aristocratic and romantic to longing song material, the first release of BERGFRIED plays perfectly into the tasteful cards. For example, who can seriously resist the irresistible magic of an all-around happy over-composition like "The Battle"? The living anyway not - and even in the realm of the dead old knights are guaranteed to swing blissfully along. (Markus Eck)