Blackguard - Profugus Mortis


7.7 | 66 votes |
Release date: 20 March 2009
Style: Folk metal, Power metal

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01. Scarlet To Snow
02. This Round's On Me
03. Allegiance
04. I Demon
05. The Sword
06. In Time
07. The Journey [limited edition bonus]
08. Cinder
09. Vain
10. The Last We Wage

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
6.5
Do you remember when folk metal used to have an air of freshness to it, it used to be a mysterious and highly original genre that more often than not made the hair on your neck stand on end. Well sadly we may have to start the mourning of this kind of music if this is all the genre has to offer in the times of now.

Blackguard are a young Canadian band and keeping with the young theme, won the Nuclear Blast MySpace competition of 2008 to find themselves sitting comfortably in the lap of one of metal biggest and most successful labels. These guys haven't had the years of experience fighting for recognition as a band perhaps would have had to do to seal a record deal in the times of past. Nuclear Blast, the giant metal selling machine have recognised the current fad and have thrown us yet another bone to feed this trend.

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published 27.03.2009 | Comments (18)

Guest review by
MétalNoir
Rating:
7.8
The first thing you have to know before you listen to Profugus Mortis is that it's not that much of a Folk release. Don't be fooled by the "Chasse-Gallerie" cover art: as a matter of fact, it's 90% Extreme Power metal and 10% Folk. Profugus Mortis was a Folk band mostly because of the violin (I really miss that violin), but newborn Blackguard is a remake of early Children Of Bodom with Alestorm-inspired folkish keyboards (This Round's On Me definitely sounds like extreme Alestorm).

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published 19.05.2009 | Comments (1)


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19.10.2010 - 11:05
Rating: 9
patrickmetal12
I dont get whats the big fuss about their re-release
their music is exactly what their last album was, all they did diferently was re-recording their songs and a new japanese bonus track; yet this album received bad critics and lower ratings than the older album...
i find this an interesting album. the vocalist is more than decent, songs are catchy and the riffs are interesting.
they are folk (its just that they dont show it 100% of the time. They have the keyboard to add to the melodies in most songs
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31.03.2011 - 17:16
Rating: 8
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Written by patrickmetal12 on 19.10.2010 at 11:05

I dont get whats the big fuss about their re-release
their music is exactly what their last album was, all they did diferently was re-recording their songs and a new japanese bonus track

A re-release? What are you talking about? "So It Begins..." has absolutely nothing to do with "Profugus Mortis" and "Another Round" was just an EP to show us what was coming before their second album was completed.
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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