WAYLANDER   
"KINDRED SPIRITS"   
LISTENABLE RECORDS

WAYLANDER hails from Northern Ireland and plays Celtic / Folk Metal music. I was very
happy to find this album in my review pile, because I have been heavily getting into Folk
Metal music for the past 5 plus years now. I have been trying to seek out a lot of bands of
this style and somehow this band passed me by. They have been around since 1993 and have
sporadically released albums. Originally conceived to play 80's styled music they quickly
went towards the Celtic / Folk Metal sound. These guys are little different than a lot of the
Folk Metal bands coming out today. They lean more towards their Death metal sound, but
add in lots of Celtic influences. There are a few areas where the Celtic music dominates. I
really dig these guys a lot. I like the heavier aspects that they bring to their sound. The vocals
are done in a gruff and gritty sounding Death metal style, but where you can understand the
lyrics. They add in lots of acoustic guitars along with mandolin, bodhran & whistle parts. I
guess they sound a little heavier and different than a lot of bands of this style, because they
have excluded bagpipes in their sound. These guys are a must for any fans of bands like
SKYCLAD, ENSIFERUM, KORPIKLANNI & TURISAS! Great Folk Metal! Raise your
mugs high!!!

www.clanWAYLANDER.com