Suidakra - Book Of Dowth


8.1 | 230 votes |
Release date: 25 March 2011
Style: Melodic death metal, Folk metal

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01. Over Nine Waves
02. Dowth 2059
03. Battle-Cairns
04. Biróg's Oath
05. Mag Mell
06. The Dark Mound
07. Balor
08. Stone Of The Seven Suns
09. Fury Fomoraigh
10. Otherworlds Collide
11. Rise Of Taliesin [classical re-arranged version] [Digipak bonus]
12. When Eternity Echoes [classical re-arranged version] [Digipak bonus]
+ Dowth 2059 [video] [Digipak bonus]

Line-up
Arkadius Antonik - guitars, vocals, keyboards, mandolin
Lars Wehner - drums
Marcus Riewaldt - bass

Guest musicians
Tina Stabel - vocals
Matthias Zimmer - vocals
Axel Römer - bagpipes
Sebastian Hintz - acoustic guitar

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
8.5
Some bands play violins near a frozen fjord and call it Folk Metal. Some bands get drunk in a sauna and record Polka songs and call it Folk Metal . Not so with the German metallers of Suidakra. What you get is breakneck Melodic Death drenched in Folk influences and the tradition continues with Book Of Dowth. Logical successor to 2006's Caledonia and 2009's Crógacht, this album might finally crown the band with glory.

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published 12.05.2011 | Comments (14)

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27.03.2011 - 22:58
Rating: 10
Spanishkiller
Most underrated folk band ever
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28.03.2011 - 00:56
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Albums great, but a little short when considering the folky acoustic/female vocal songs.
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28.03.2011 - 01:11
Rating: 8
beyondtehdarksun
Same as with the last one... but again, these songs fit well in the middle of the album.
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"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
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29.03.2011 - 03:14
Rating: 9
MetalSpider
Another awesome album by Suidakra...but not as good as Crogacht still. At least after the first listen.
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Thanks to Corrupt for these banners!
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29.03.2011 - 13:38
Rating: 10
beerweed
Excelente disco !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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01.04.2011 - 12:39
Rating: 9
Turin Turambar
Mormegil
Fantastic stuff...and song "Biróg's Oath" mmmhhhmmmm perfect... 9/10
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYN2a81u8rE
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"There Is No Beast Without Cruelty"
F.Nietzsche
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01.04.2011 - 13:52
Rating: 9
FreddeSwede
The song "Mag Mell" gives me a Blind Guardian-feeling, in a good way.
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01.04.2011 - 16:59
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Wow... so many positive comments. perhaps I should check this one out
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02.04.2011 - 16:25
Rating: 9
Death
My expectations on this was quite low but after listening to the album several times it turned out to be the opposite. This album is great with everything (except that the album is only 40 min.) Also the album cover was little misleading. When i got the album i thought it was black metal. This is as good as Moonsorrow's recent release.
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09.04.2011 - 17:06
Rating: 8
JaimeLeonel
This album is really nice
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27.04.2011 - 23:08
caimanjosh
Written by Death on 02.04.2011 at 16:25

My expectations on this was quite low but after listening to the album several times it turned out to be the opposite....This is as good as Moonsorrow's recent release.

High praise indeed! I'll have to check this out at some point. I did like the couple of Suidakra songs I heard on last.fm....
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04.05.2011 - 06:46
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
This may be the most beautiful album they have released.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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04.05.2011 - 06:53
Rating: 9
Susan
Smeghead
Does anyone know who the incredible female guest vocalist is? I can't find it online anywhere but she is AMAZING with this music.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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13.05.2011 - 02:05
Rating: 7
The Benighted
Didn't find this to be anything out of the ordinary. Its solid, but I had no intention of spinning it again after I finished it.
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Learn to adapt to the change, or get washed away like tears in the rain.
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18.05.2011 - 23:44
Daydream Nation
Account deleted
What a weird album. I'm relistening to it a lot lately, and I can't seem to shake the conclusion that this album is structurally flawed. This is a very loose concept album. However, Birog's Oath and Mag Mell serve as a rather long, awkward abstraction from the central core of the album. While the female singer was talented in Birog's Oath, the fact that she was given an entire track and placed in that position within the album is poor, in my opinion. From The Dark Mound onward, the tracks are solid but not spectacular, mindblowing stuff. Good effort, though.
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19.05.2011 - 02:39
Rating: 7
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Guest on 18.05.2011 at 23:44

I can't seem to shake the conclusion that this album is structurally flawed. This is a very loose concept album. However, Birog's Oath and Mag Mell serve as a rather long, awkward abstraction from the central core of the album. While the female singer was talented in Birog's Oath, the fact that she was given an entire track and placed in that position within the album is poor, in my opinion. From The Dark Mound onward, the tracks are solid but not spectacular, mindblowing stuff. Good effort, though.
My thoughts exactly!
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19.05.2011 - 15:25
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by Susan on 04.05.2011 at 06:53

Does anyone know who the incredible female guest vocalist is? I can't find it online anywhere but she is AMAZING with this music.


Tina Stabel on tracks 4,5,9 =)
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22.05.2011 - 19:56
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
Definitely a very solid disc in all their songs, the only downside I see is that it is a little short, you keep wanting more, because really you want more!. The inclusion of the two guest singers has been a success, really they make a very good work in this album. By the way, if you want classical music, look for the digipak edition =)
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27.09.2012 - 06:56
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Japanese bonus tracks:

13. Fall Of Tara
14. Marooned (Running Wild Cover)
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14.01.2016 - 11:53
Rating: 8
TrueMetalJope
Listening to that Running Wild cover reminds me how good the original song is, killer riffs galore Not a bad cover, but the original guitars/sound seems just invincible.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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14.01.2016 - 22:36
Rating: 8
TrueMetalJope
Pretty good album, though I think "Crógacht" remains my favorite by Suidakra, and this would be 2nd favorite. Variety in vocals, acoustic guitars, bagpipes and "Balor" being probably the most impressive song by the band. About half of the album is forgotten pretty easily, but the other 4 or even 5 songs stand multiple listens.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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