Celtachor - In The Halls Of Our Ancient Fathers (Demo 2010)
Celtic / Folk / Black Metal
Discography of Celtachor
1. Nemed's Wake 02:24
2. Rise of Lugh 05:53
3. In the Halls of Nuada 05:06
4. A Warning to Balor 03:49
5. Riders of the Fomor 05:46
6. The Sons of Tuireann and the Blood Fine 06:25
7. The Wavesweeper 06:41
Vocals and whistles: Stephen Roche
Guitar: David Quinn
Bass: Emile Quigley
Drums: Anaïs Chareyre
The Irish band, Celtachor, released last year In The Halls Of Our Ancient Fathers, their second demo tape. In a time that folk metal is usually accompanied by epic topics and festive tunes with a lot of traditional instruments, Celtachor deviate from this trend to return to the roots for a bit.
The sound of Celtachor, is caracterized by their crudity and the simplicity without resorting to major orchestrators, they try to take us to old times, marked by rudeness and not by the mystical festive. Helped by the use of the whistles, intrument that is characteristical from Ireland and don't only help to the ambientation, it brings freshness to counteract the dark and powerful voice of Stephen.
After a introduction of more or less, two minutes, Rise of Lugh open the disc. It's one of the best tracks, heavy and overwhelming with the whistles that appears in the right measure, without abusing, characteristics that will last almost the entire disc. Songs between 5 or 6 minutes that doesn't become too longs in any time, maybe with an exception: the fast and intense: A Warning To Balor, that is shorter; around 4 minutes. The disc ends with the more folk track of the album: The Son's Of Tuireann and The Blood Fine and The Wavesweeper, the longer song but the most that I been hooked, it's more dark and slow.
Like in more other cases, and as the same way it happens with the last disc of Cruachan, the raw and simple sound, evokes much more feelings and sensations and takes you past times with more intensity. The production of this demo tape, could be improved, but it's a demo, so no objection. It's a really good beggining to this Irish people