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Release date: 25 March 2011
Style: Melodic death metal, Folk metal

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8.1 | 228 votes

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01. Over Nine Waves
02. Dowth 2059
03. Battle-Cairns
04. Biróg's Oath
05. Mag Mell
06. The Dark Mound
07. Balor
08. Stone Of The Seven Suns
09. Fury Fomoraigh
10. Otherworlds Collide
11. Rise Of Taliesin [classical re-arranged version] [Digipak bonus]
12. When Eternity Echoes [classical re-arranged version] [Digipak bonus]
+ Dowth 2059 [video] [Digipak bonus]

Review
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Arkadius Antonik - guitars, vocals, keyboards, mandolin
Lars Wehner - drums
Marcus Riewaldt - bass

Guest musicians
Tina Stabel - vocals
Matthias Zimmer - vocals
Axel Römer - bagpipes
Sebastian Hintz - acoustic guitar

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.5
Some bands play violins near a frozen fjord and call it Folk Metal. Some bands get drunk in a sauna and record Polka songs and call it Folk Metal . Not so with the German metallers of Suidakra. What you get is breakneck Melodic Death drenched in Folk influences and the tradition continues with Book Of Dowth. Logical successor to 2006's Caledonia and 2009's Crógacht, this album might finally crown the band with glory.

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published 12.05.2011 | Comments (14)

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Spanishkiller - 27.03.2011 at 22:58  
Rating: 10 Most underrated folk band ever
JÄY - 28.03.2011 at 00:56  
Rating: 9 Albums great, but a little short when considering the folky acoustic/female vocal songs.
beyondtehdarksun - 28.03.2011 at 01:11  
Rating: 8 Same as with the last one... but again, these songs fit well in the middle of the album.
MetalSpider - 29.03.2011 at 03:14  
Rating: 9 Another awesome album by Suidakra...but not as good as Crogacht still. At least after the first listen.
beerweed - 29.03.2011 at 13:38  
Rating: 10 Excelente disco !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Turin Turambar - 01.04.2011 at 12:39  
Rating: 9 Fantastic stuff...and song "Biróg's Oath" mmmhhhmmmm perfect... 9/10
FreddeSwede - 01.04.2011 at 13:52  
Rating: 9 The song "Mag Mell" gives me a Blind Guardian-feeling, in a good way.
Ag Fox - 01.04.2011 at 16:59  
Rating: 7 Wow... so many positive comments. perhaps I should check this one out
Death - 02.04.2011 at 16:25  
Rating: 9 My expectations on this was quite low but after listening to the album several times it turned out to be the opposite. This album is great with everything (except that the album is only 40 min.) Also the album cover was little misleading. When i got the album i thought it was black metal. This is as good as Moonsorrow's recent release.
JaimeLeonel - 09.04.2011 at 17:06  
Rating: 8 This album is really nice
caimanjosh - 27.04.2011 at 23:08  
 
Written by Death on 02.04.2011 at 16:25

My expectations on this was quite low but after listening to the album several times it turned out to be the opposite....This is as good as Moonsorrow's recent release.

High praise indeed! I'll have to check this out at some point. I did like the couple of Suidakra songs I heard on last.fm....
Susan - 04.05.2011 at 06:46  
Rating: 9 This may be the most beautiful album they have released.
Susan - 04.05.2011 at 06:53  
Rating: 9 Does anyone know who the incredible female guest vocalist is? I can't find it online anywhere but she is AMAZING with this music.
The Benighted - 13.05.2011 at 02:05  
Rating: 7 Didn't find this to be anything out of the ordinary. Its solid, but I had no intention of spinning it again after I finished it.
Daydream Nation - 18.05.2011 at 23:44  
  What a weird album. I'm relistening to it a lot lately, and I can't seem to shake the conclusion that this album is structurally flawed. This is a very loose concept album. However, Birog's Oath and Mag Mell serve as a rather long, awkward abstraction from the central core of the album. While the female singer was talented in Birog's Oath, the fact that she was given an entire track and placed in that position within the album is poor, in my opinion. From The Dark Mound onward, the tracks are solid but not spectacular, mindblowing stuff. Good effort, though.
Ag Fox - 19.05.2011 at 02:39  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 18.05.2011 at 23:44

I can't seem to shake the conclusion that this album is structurally flawed. This is a very loose concept album. However, Birog's Oath and Mag Mell serve as a rather long, awkward abstraction from the central core of the album. While the female singer was talented in Birog's Oath, the fact that she was given an entire track and placed in that position within the album is poor, in my opinion. From The Dark Mound onward, the tracks are solid but not spectacular, mindblowing stuff. Good effort, though.
My thoughts exactly!
Vikcen - 19.05.2011 at 15:25  
Rating: 9
Written by Susan on 04.05.2011 at 06:53

Does anyone know who the incredible female guest vocalist is? I can't find it online anywhere but she is AMAZING with this music.


Tina Stabel on tracks 4,5,9 =)
Vikcen - 22.05.2011 at 19:56  
Rating: 9 Definitely a very solid disc in all their songs, the only downside I see is that it is a little short, you keep wanting more, because really you want more!. The inclusion of the two guest singers has been a success, really they make a very good work in this album. By the way, if you want classical music, look for the digipak edition =)
JÄY - 27.09.2012 at 06:56  
Rating: 9 Japanese bonus tracks:

13. Fall Of Tara
14. Marooned (Running Wild Cover)

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