Elvenking - Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire



8 | 96 votes |
Release date: 10 November 2017
Style: Folk metal, Power metal

Owners:

45 have it
13 want it


01. Invoking The Woodland Spirit
02. Draugen's Maelstrom
03. The One We Shall Follow
04. The Horned Ghost And The Sorcerer
05. A Grain Of Truth
06. The Wolves Will Be Howling Your Name
07. 3 Ways To Magick
08. Straight Inside Your Winter
09. The Voynich Manuscript
10. Summon The Dawn Light
11. At The Court Of The Wild Hunt
12. A Cloak Of Dusk
13. Petalstorm [Digipack bonus]
14. The Open Breach [Digipack bonus]
15. Jigsaw Puzzle [2010 version] [Digipack bonus]
16. Skywards [2008 version] [Digipack bonus]

Line-up
Davide Moras - vocals
Fabio Polo - violin
Aydan - guitars, choir vocals
Raffaello "Rafahel" Indri - guitars
Marco Lanciotti - drums
Alessandro Jacobi - bass, choir vocals

Additional musicians:
Jonny Maudling - piano, orchestration
Antonio Agate - piano, orchestration
Ivan Moni Bidin - piano, orchestration
Snowy Shaw - vocals
Angus Norder - vocals
Elisabetta Furlanetto - vocals
Dave Briggs - whistles, bodhran
Simone Mularoni - guitars
Alessandro Conti - choir vocals
Giacomo Voli - choir vocals
Marco Sandron - choir vocals

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.6
All right, I give up; I've noticed you, Elvenking.

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published 12.11.2017 | Comments (10)

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20.09.2017 - 06:31
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
My heart waits for it!
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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10.11.2017 - 22:41
Rating: 8
Nick Carter
And they are back on the road! Let's give it some spins.
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#MetalIsForEveryone
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12.11.2017 - 19:02
Rating: 9
Teravolt_Danny
Was let down by the singles, but the rest of the album seems pretty good so far!
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13.11.2017 - 07:02
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
Another GOAL by this great band! Maybe their most powerful tracks ever made are in this album
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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18.11.2017 - 22:47
Rating: 9
phanto
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 12.11.2017 at 19:02

Was let down by the singles, but the rest of the album seems pretty good so far!

i was left unimpressed by the singles as well but the full album is great
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24.11.2017 - 12:42
Rating: 8
Sword_Chant
It's not really pushing the boundaries much from their last album, but it's still great.
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05.12.2017 - 19:59
Rating: 9
Sjarlatann
I'm so glad we can depend on this band again. I always loved Heathenreel, but until The Pagan Manifesto came out, this band was kind of a one album wonder for me. Not that the other albums were bad, but they just weren't on the same level. While TPM had stronger highlights, with Witches Gather as their absolute best song yet, this album feels more consistent and progressive. There's a lot of variety here and lots of details to discover, so it took me nearly 20 listens to fully absorb everything. I hope they manage to stay on this level on the next albums.
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12.12.2017 - 21:17
Rating: 9
Zykloncrawaxx
It's not as good as The Pagan Manifesto, but then again that can be said about most albums by most bands.

Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire is fantastic in its own right, leading you through the wondrous, energetic, and sometimes evil passages of its many chapters. It took several listens, but every song that I didn't like at first has grown on me (over only the course of a week) and I am thoroughly enjoying every subsequent listen more and more. This is a more consistent release than The Pagan Manifesto in terms of songwriting but it still has a lot of variety. There are a lot of unneeded key and time changes in this album, some that work and some that don't, which rubbed me the wrong way at first but I think that is my only real criticism of this album and that's more of a personal taste thing anyway. With Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire and The Pagan Manifesto, Elvenking is making most other bands look bad, especially other folk metal bands. This album is full of passion and vigor which carry through its entire run. It's rare to see a band that has been around for 20 years put out an album that doesn't feel like you have to make some sort of compromise to enjoy it. It's even rarer for a band that has been around this long to seem like they have entered their golden age.
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11.01.2018 - 19:43
Rating: 8
musclassia
Definitely the best power metal album I can remember listening to this year
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