Fferyllt – Yule
Cheesy Video, Kick Ass Song
Genre: Folk Metal
Themes: Paganism, Asatru, Druidism
I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the day with some Yule themed music. First of all – yes, I know this video is a tad cheesy. And no, I don’t know what 1970′s movie they got the footage of their viking ship from. Nor do I know why their singer is wandering through the woods wearing what looks like a prom dress – or why the guitarist is wearing an Abercrombie shirt in the video of all things! Big folk metal no no!
But with all that said, I also understand that not every band can afford to have thousands of dollars at their disposal for the making of a professional video. Everyone has to start somewhere. Also, I think some aspects of this video were clever. Such as the montage between the casting of the runes to the pushing of dials on the sound mixing board – bringing together elements of the old and the new.
With the video aside, I think their music kicks ass. So much great folk metal comes from Russia these days. I swear, they must have a hidden folk metaler machine in Moscow somewhere.