Metal Outsider

A metal blog for the outsider looking in.

With a history spanning over 40 years, heavy metal can be a daunting genre to newcomers interesting in getting their toes wet. Metal Outsider aims to help you kickstart your own metal odyssey.
Shared by timriley on 19th July 2010

Eluveitie - “Thousandfold” (2010)

Swiss band Eluveitie have been riding high on the growing wave of folk metal emanating from Europe in the last decade. Their new 2010 album, “Everything Remains as it Never Was,” marks a return to some more aggressive stylings after the experimental, placid interlude of their previous acoustic outing. Eluveitie fuse melodic death metal into grand, Celtic-inspired arrangements featuring such classic folk instruments as the hurdy gurdy, violin, bagpipes and tin whistle. The album is currently available online, and worthy of a full listen to experience its diversity of pace and vocal styles.