|KerecsenSólyom was formed in 2004 in the town of Szeged in Hungary. The band is named after the ancient bird of the Huns and their lyrics apparently deal with the tales and legends of the ancient Hun warriors.
Musically the band plays Symphonic Folk Metal, they use actual Folk instruments troughout their songs to create a Folk melody over the music or a more symphonic instrumentation to follow the rythm of the song, which can be composed of both an epic clean riffing or a more bombastic war-like anthem.
The band also got nice choirs and guitar solos and, even if the latter isn't usually much present in a Folk Metal band using real Folk instruments, it really sounds great!
The Siege of Aquileia is the first album of KerecsenSólyom.
It was born from the combination of the ancient, authentic Hungarian folk music, classical music and melodic metal.
The martial and majestic intonations of the songs are evoking some great battles from the ancient Hun-Hungarian legends.
The epic-symphonic feeling is intensified by live folk instruments (hurdy-gurdy, bagpipe, flute, kobza, zurna), the brass (trumpet, trombone) and also by the choir.