Hi there, it’s the Raucous Rocker back again with some more metal reviews! I will be doing a special Christmas review in a bit, but before I begin working on that, here’s another review of bands that are following me on Twitter. I promised to give each of them a review as a thanks for following me. Whether said review will be good or bad is a different matter, so let’s just dive right into two more bands and see how they hold up. These are Trollwar and Naberus.
After the great experience I had last time reviewing bands that followed me, my hopes (and expectations) were quite high…perhaps a little too high. As such, I did not enjoy our first band, Trollwar, quite as much as I generally would if I had just stumbled upon it randomly while browsing YouTube or listening to LastFM. It just didn’t have that excitement and energy that radiated from Krokmiten or Texas Hippie Coalition (mostly the latter)-not to say that the band isn’t energetic enough, as it is quite easy to see they are really getting into their performance. I think the easiest way to say this in a nutshell was just "I couldn’t get into it." I love folk metal, but I just wasn’t feeling it today. Maybe it’s because I just wore myself out doing exercises, maybe it’s because I got this other band stuck in my head… but whatever, I’m going to give this band a fair review.
My biggest gripe with this band and their (so far) only release is the production quality. If the quality isn’t good, it makes it hard to hear everything and ends up driving me insane. I guess you could say I’m a quality Nazi. However, the quality can be forgiven because they are just starting out and thus likely don’t have a ton of recording equipment to work with. For me, though, I just can’t get over it; I know quality is not a good excuse to write out a band, but I just can’t help it. I don’t know, for anyone who obsesses about quality like me, you probably won’t like it, but the rest of you, have at it.