ÆTHER REALM – One Chosen by the Gods, Finnish styled folk metal from North Carolina

A few friends of mine (completely unrelated to one another, at that) clued me in to these guys a few months ago. They do a pretty excellent take on the Finnish style with some progressive elements mixed in here and there. I haven’t had a chance to grab their album yet, myself, but I got a chance to listen to it on a stream that they put up temporarily when they released it a few months back, and I must say that I’m thoroughly impressed.

For fans of Wintersun and Ensiferum.

Enjoy!

-Trapper… Read more