"NINE WAVES FROM THE SHORES"
CELTACHOR is a Black / Folk Metal band hailing from Ireland. These guys have been
around since 2007 and just keep delivering us great Folk Metal. The music is mostly based
in the Folk Metal genre, but many elements of Black Metal are present all through out. The
Folk Metal parts remind me more of bands like ELUVEITIE & SKYFORGER mixed with
some PRIMORDIAL & FOLKEARTH. On the Black Metal side of things they have a
more old school European Black Metal type sound, which brings to mind bands like
BATHORY, IMMORTAL, MAYHEM, GORGOROTH & DARK FUNERAL. I like
that sometimes one style dominates the other and sometimes they blend together evenly.
The guitar work on most of the songs is what really reminded me of this type of Black Metal
music. The vocalist, Stephen Roche has a really groggy and throaty old school Black Metal
singing style as well. At times they will put in some cleaner, more Folk Metal like vocals
too. The tin whistle used through out really helps with the Folk Metal elements being
prominent in the bands sound as well as giving them a bit more atmosphere. Fans of both
Black & Folk Metal will love these guys, cause there is a good balance of both genres. I
would love to see these guys get on the PAGAN METAL FEST music tour one year, so
they could hit the U.S. and I could see them live. I'm sure they would be amazing, just like
every band I've seen on the PAGAN METAL FEST tour so far!!!