is the incredible new blackened folk metal band formed by Joel Violette in 2009 while he was playing with Woods Of Ypres
. Now, Woods is no more, but Joel is still making excellent music, this time alongside Americans Rae Amitay on drums, and Brendan Hayter on bass. And the trio has come up with something quite exhilarating.
Thrawsunblat II: Wanderer On The Continent Of Saplings
wastes no time in letting you know immediately what kind of album this is. The first few seconds of the opening track are a bouncy, folksy piano - but then the black metal comes crashing through. This moment, where melodic folk and black metal collide, sets the stage for the musical variety present on this disc.
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