Xanthochroid – Land of Snow and Sorrow (Folk Version)

A perfect theme song for this subzero winter we’ve been having!

Band Genre: Cinematic/ Melodic Black Metal

Location: U.S. California

Lyrical Themes: Self Created Lore

The song above is a folk tribute to a Wintersun song. You can read the song lyrics here. 

I am excited to discover a new band I like that begins with the letter ‘x’ so I can own my friends at Metal Scattergories (ever notice how the only metal bands that start with the letter ‘x’ are usually black metal?) But I digress. Xanthochroid is highly influenced by Wintersun, Opeth, Moonorrow, Emperor and many black metal bands.

As mentioned above, the lyrics of the band’s songs are about a fantasy story created by the band itself. I find that more and more bands are starting to use music to convey a story of their own creation. You can read more about their story idea on their facebook or in their lyrics.

According to facebook, their interests are: “hiking, camping, hunting and anal” – a very down to earth crew of folk as you can tell. Just don’t go mountain climbing around these guys with your pants off, because you never know what will happen…

So enjoy some gentle, haunting and at times bombastic music from Xanthochroid!


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9 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Sighild's Lair and commented:
    As I am so busy with my job, here is a new song I just discovered. Enjoy 🙂

    January 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

  2. ladyimbrium

    Reblogged this on Lady Imbrium's Holocron and commented:
    Everything about this is awesome.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

  3. briarrose44

    Reblogged this on The Jackal's Dance and commented:
    This is beautiful.

    January 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm

  4. Beautiful song and music. I tried to find the lyrics but they did not match what they are singing (which i Can understand but i just like to include lyrics too). I lost my good lyric search sites when my pc crashed. Can you find them and put the link in your response then i will reblog this. Thanks MG.

    January 16, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    • I’ll try. Since it is a Wintersun cover I can probably just look up the original wintersun lyrics.

      January 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    • Added!

      January 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

  5. Reblogged this on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge and commented:
    I think this song is beautiful, and i would say the guys are beautiful too. And on my request MG supplied a link to their lyrics and a new lyrics look-up site. Enjoy!

    January 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm

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