THE MORRIGAN'S CALL
Irish folk-metal troupe Cruachan definitely break the elements down pretty evenly on the 12-track THE MORRIGAN'S CALL. Heavy riffs with a black metal vibe clash with folk metal melodies with a distinctly Irish flavor across the entire release, allowing you to get your jig on while throwing the horns on cuts like "The Brown Bull of Cooley". Oh, imagine the moshpits as gleeful traditional Irish musicians turn in their graves as this unit's rendition of Celtic classics like "The Wild Rover" (aptly renamed "The Very Wild Rover") blares through the speakers. While definitely not for everyone, Cruachan's unique sound is a definite attention-getter.