Shadygrove from Italy mixes folk music with Celtic and Medieval influences and gives it an modern touch by the band members own musical tastes which includes metal. Still there’s not much metal to be heard on In The Heart Of Scarlet Wood, in fact I can say there isn’t any metal to be heard but you will feel it when listening to In The Heart Of Scarlet Wood.
Featuring members from Elvenking, Evenoire and Sound Storm, Shadygrove’s debut album In The Heart Of Scarlet Wood takes the listener on a journey, a journey to ancients times when people actually lived in the woods and made music together around an fire instead of looking at an screen to see what their friends are doing. Singer Lisy Stefanoni has a beautiful voice for this type of music, not to operatic and not to fragile. She sings with power and at the right times mournful.
I love the choruses Shadygrove uses, it enhances that “old” feeling that folk music should give, instead of admiring an band folk music is more about singing together about enchanted landscapes or ancient rituals and myths. Favorite track is Queen of Amber, the closing track from In The Heart Of Scarlet Wood where the music starts sad but slowly turns into a epic track.
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