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Iron Griffin - Storm Of Magic

6.9 | 15 votes |
Release date: 4 March 2022
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal


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01. Lady Of Space And Time
02. Unholy Epistle
03. Goddess Of The Moor
04. The Witch And The King
05. Storm Of Magic

Storm Of Magic is evocative, arcane, bardic, and magickal heavy/doom, with elements of folk and prog rock, making brilliant use of acoustic guitars and dungeon synths. A medieval aesthetic dominates the album, the sound is lo-fi and organic, and the songwriting and musicianship embrace the sincerity of their roughness and imperfections. Maija Tiljander’s ethereal voice along with the enchanting music both produce a charming blend of Pagan Altar, Lordian Guard, Manowar’s Into Glory Ride, and Pentagle. The epic title track is sublime. From the cover art to the last lyric, this is Oskari Räsänen’s DIY approach in making music, and it is an absolute triumph.

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07.03.2022 - 18:47
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Tage Westerlund
This is good, ''raw'' unpolished, good quality heavy metal, whit doom inspiration and psyhodlic rock vibes and even acoustic touches, whit good weird dark witchcraft lyrics. I like this one.
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08.03.2022 - 15:27
Rating: 7
A Nice Guy
Wow This album is not at all what I expected, at first listen I could of easily mistaken it for a 70's electric folk rock band, with the female vocal style, heavy bass emphasis, and accoutic passages, this sounds similar to something Pentangle would do, but with a doomy sounding tone to it.

The production clearly needs improving on, but with some more decent guitar leads, and with a wee bit of tweaking in the songwriting department, I can Imagine myself getting Into this band, that's if they stick with the medieval lyrical themes.

Overall not a bad album, all the right elements, but alot of improving to be done.
23.03.2022 - 21:03
^ Spot on description. But...

I love this. I really, really love this. I have been listening to it almost every day for the past couple of weeks.
31.03.2022 - 08:45
Damn, twas unexpectedly good
Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
09.01.2023 - 03:06
Rating: 9
All the bands Nik mentioned in his staff pick are good comparisons, but what this sounds like to me more than anything else is a heavier version of Steeleye Span, and that's the coolest thing of all. Without sounding at all artificial in its aesthetic, I might add.
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