Release date: 21 September 2012
Style: Symphonic folk metal

Rating:

8.2 | 132 votes

Owners:

88 have it
18 want it


01. The Cracking Glow
02. Suncatcher
03. How Stands The Glass Around?
04. Storm Along
05. Vaunting Veins
06. The Coasts Of High Barbaree
07. The Dying Californian

Review
Lyrics (6)


Line-up
Evan Anderson Berry - vocals, guitars, mandolin, keyboards, tambourine
Wayne Ingram - guitars, mandolin, keyboards, backing vocals, shakers
Jonathan Teachey - drums, cajon, backing vocals
Daniel Müller - bass, hammered dulcimer, autoharp, backing vocals


Additional info
Produced by Wilderun and Jason "Jocko" Randall.
All arrangements by Evan Berry and Wilderun
All orchestrations by Wayne Ingram

"How Stands The Glass Around?", "Storm Along", "The Coasts Of High Barbaree" and "The Dying Californian" include melodies and lyrics borrowed from traditional folk songs.

Staff review by
Susan

Rating:
N/A
I like to imagine the guys in Wilderun were all sitting around the dinner table, probably with some really fantastic beer in one hand and a leg of lamb in the other hand. One of them says, "I used to love folk metal but these days it's getting lame; everyone is doing the same tired shit over and over." "Yeah…" say the other guys to nods of agreement. They all rip a bite of lamb off the bone and contemplate this statement. One guy has an epiphany and breaks the silence with, "What if… what if we made a folk metal album that wasn't lame? What if we just did things a little differently?" Everyone's chewing slows to a halt. They stare at him, wide-eyed and mystified. "Tell us more, brother..."

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published 07.10.2012 | Comments (36)

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JÄY - 07.10.2012 at 23:17  
Rating: 10 They have a great sound. Can't wait to listen to the full thing.
TJ - 08.10.2012 at 13:17  
Rating: 10 What a great piece of work! Where can I get this album? I could but find it on youtube!
JÄY - 08.10.2012 at 22:56  
Rating: 10 Yeah, it's perfect.....can't belive these guys are from the USA - I'm so proud *wipes tear*
JÄY - 08.10.2012 at 23:09  
Rating: 10
Written by TJ on 08.10.2012 at 13:17

What a great piece of work! Where can I get this album? I could but find it on youtube!

here: http://wilderun.bandcamp.com/

the one for 12$ is the physical copy
qlacs - 11.10.2012 at 16:56  
Rating: 9 Ordering this as soon as I have my next paycheck
OpenMind - 19.10.2012 at 17:29  
Rating: 9 Awesome, sounds really fresh in this genre well done
Jiri - 25.10.2012 at 17:06  
Rating: 8
Written by JÄY on 08.10.2012 at 22:56

Yeah, it's perfect.....can't belive these guys are from the USA - I'm so proud *wipes tear*

Jay, they are from Boston. Jiri is from Boston. I am prouder than you
PocketMetal - 25.10.2012 at 17:14  
Rating: 9 Talk about "breath of fresh air" .
BaneConall - 25.10.2012 at 17:42  
Rating: 9 I'm still only on the 2nd song but I think I'm already in love.
Susan - 26.10.2012 at 02:53  
Rating: 10 It changes constantly but as of THIS MOMENT: Wilderun are #3 on the MS Top Albums of 2012 list and one of only two indie bands on the whole list Talk about proud.

Remember your awesome indie bands come MS Awards time! You're witnessing the future of metal
Frudd - 26.10.2012 at 21:45  
Rating: 8
Written by Susan on 26.10.2012 at 02:53

It changes constantly but as of THIS MOMENT: Wilderun are #3 on the MS Top Albums of 2012 list and one of only two indie bands on the whole list Talk about proud.

Remember your awesome indie bands come MS Awards time! You're witnessing the future of metal

My feels with Cormorant last year. Except that they were not my discovery and they ended up on my top 5 of all time. I was proud when they won the cover art contest too. INDIES for the win!
Risto - 26.10.2012 at 21:54  
Rating: 7 "Suncatcher" and "Storm Along" are splendid. Nice progressive folk and a pleasant exception in the genre.
WhiteIsaacHayes - 07.11.2012 at 22:21  
Rating: 10 Balls-rockingly awesome! This band will give you the most ridiculous eargasm you've ever experienced!
Atrus - 31.12.2012 at 15:35  
Rating: 10 Finally a solid album for listen again and again. There are few like these nowadays... Excellent work
moe5512 - 05.02.2013 at 00:30  
Rating: 10 There is still hope in new metal bands I see... Foh realz, I was about to give up searching for new metal bands but I'm glad that I found Wilderun! Some Fresh Metal and ffs it's actually a fresh Folk Metal band keeping the veterans standard!
Starchild - 13.02.2013 at 14:03  
Rating: 9 Finally something fresh in folk metal genre. Fantastic album!
Ellrohir - 29.03.2013 at 13:05  
  Turisas meets Dream Theater?
CyberSymphony - 08.04.2013 at 19:18  
Rating: 8 Can't believe I missed listening to this last year, really REALLY good album. Solid 9/10 from me.
DreamingDesire - 28.04.2013 at 03:34  
Rating: 10 I can't actually find anything wrong with this album other than that it comes to an end!

Written by Ellrohir on 29.03.2013 at 13:05

Turisas meets Dream Theater?

I'd say more Turisas meets Opeth. Vocals sound just like Mathias Nygård or Mikael Åkerfeldt at times.
quisableed - 20.06.2014 at 01:10  
 
Written by DreamingDesire on 28.04.2013 at 03:34

I can't actually find anything wrong with this album other than that it comes to an end!

Written by Ellrohir on 29.03.2013 at 13:05

Turisas meets Dream Theater?

I'd say more Turisas meets Opeth. Vocals sound just like Mathias Nygård or Mikael Åkerfeldt at times.

Definitely, this album and the band are freakin' great and noone knows it. I'm not complaining for it, actually the situation should remain like this.
M C Vice - 16.03.2015 at 09:24  
Rating: 7 Parts of this sound like one of those theatrical avant-garde bands. The album seems to get better as it goes.

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