Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dalriada – Igeret

Dalriada is a folk metal band from Hungary that was formed in 2003. They were formerly known as Echo of Dalriada until 2007. Their fourth studio album Szelek in 2008 was a chart success in their country, peaking at the second position on the official Mahasz music charts.

The new album looks like very pleasant in the cover, however I expect something very dark and dirty when you talk about metal music !

Product Description For Dalriada - Igeret
The roots of the hungarian folk metal band Dalriada reach back to the year of 1998, when forming member and band leader Andras Ficzek starteda heavy metal band in the West-Hungarian town of Sopron. In the following years he gathered several young and talented musicians to follow hisvision of heavy metal combined with death, thrash and most important folk elements combined. After the first years of experimenting, DALRIADAwas formed in Sopron in February 2003 with the intention of combining metal and Hungarian folklore, thus fostering the incredibly rich heritage ofHungarian folk art. Due to the broad range of influences some elements of death and gothic metal found their way into the bands unique style.The word Dalriada is the historical name of the first kingdom of the Scots, but based on some linguistic studies it may have an ancient Hungarianorigin with the meaning of battle-song. In the first years the band called itself Echo Of Dalriada in order emphasize the Hungarian meaning, butat the beginning of 2007 the name was simplified to Dalriada. All the lyrics are in Hungarian and sometimes use the works of the famousHungarian poet Janos Arany. Here again authenticity and their Hungarian heritage is most important to the band. Lyrics and music form an artisticunity.

Listen to the track Hajdutanc:

No comments:

Post a Comment