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Cruachan - Pagan

7.3 | 73 votes |
Release date: 5 April 2004
Style: Celtic folk metal


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01. Michael Collins
02. Pagan
03. The Gael
04. Ard ri na Heirann
05. March To Cluain Tairbh
06. Viking Slayer
07. 1014 AD
08. Some Say The Devil Is Dead
09. A Thousand Years
10. Lament For The Wild Geese
11. Erinsong
12. Summoning Of The Sidhe
13. The Fall Of Gondolin

Karen Gilligan - vocals, percussion
Keith Fay - vocals, guitars, keyboards, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, percussion
John Clohessy - bass, backing vocals
Joe Farrell - drums, percussion

Guest musicians
John Ó Fathaigh - irish flute, tin whistles, low whistle, recorder, bombarde
Chris Kavanagh - vocals
Diane O'Keefe - cello
Tommy Martin - uilleann pipes
Michelle O'Brien - fiddle

Additional info
Produced and engineered by Al Cowen.
Mixed by Al Cowen and Cruachan.
Recorded and mixed in Sonic Studios, Dublin in 2003.
Cover artwork and additional artwork by John Howe.

Staff review by
Cruachan is back with a new full length, their fourth one so far. They're pretty know for mixing Irish Folk music with Heavy Metal, or a little something I like to call Folk Metal.
Yes, like it or not, Folk Metal is one of the leading sub-genres in Metal these days and labels around the world are focusing on exploiting the genre, mostly in countries that, like Ireland, have strong Folkloric traditions.

published 22.07.2004 | Comments (1)

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05.07.2012 - 14:02
Rating: 7
Another good Cruachan album, but this time there seems to be a bit more groove concerning the guitar work. It still thrashes with as much aggression as before, yet on songs such as the somewhat relaxed 'The march to Cluain Tairbh', there is more focus on the flow of the song rather than the heaviness of it. The regular musical style traditions are still here in spades though, as female vocals do seem to dominate, and folk instrumentation is still top priority. And 'Some say the Devil is dead' is just a barrel of fun.
10.01.2017 - 23:44
Rating: 7
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Nice one, best song was some say devil is dead, sounds to me some cover song irish folk tune
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