Elvenking - Reader Of The Runes - Divination



7.7 | 67 votes |
Release date: 30 August 2019
Style: Folk metal, Power metal

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01. Perthro
02. Heathen Divine
03. Divination
04. Silverseal
05. The Misfortune Of Virtue
06. Eternal Eleanor
07. Diamonds In The Night
08. Under The Sign Of A Black Star
09. Malefica Doctrine
10. Sic Semper Tyrannis
11. Warden Of The Bane
12. Reader Of The Runes - Book I

I reviewed Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire in 2017 and, though I spoke very highly of it at the time, it has since grown even greater in my esteem, not only yielding many staples of my mental power/folk metal canon but also climbing the ranks to become one of my favorite albums of all time. Reader Of The Runes - Divination is already beginning the same ascent, thanks to its unmistakable aura of high fantasy and woodland elven magic. The many, many layers of metal and traditional instrumentation and sweet-sounding vocals build a beautiful atmosphere, and the songs themselves are enchanting. Elvenking is our champion of dense, folk-heavy power metal.

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15.05.2019 - 20:13
Rating: 7
Nick Carter
Wooohoooo!
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#MetalIsForEveryone
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16.05.2019 - 13:18
FeskarN
Hope they will keep this momentum going like in the last two albums. Really amazing and catchy songwriting on those two!
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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18.05.2019 - 23:00
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
I declare the awaiting season OPEN!
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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30.08.2019 - 11:34
Rating: 9
annodomini
Totally on form. The last 4 songs are just amazing.
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the riddle wants to be...
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30.08.2019 - 12:28
Bad English
Masterchief
Well its PK as folky, but somehow its lame, I have double standard here
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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31.08.2019 - 00:28
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
Every song sounds above average, but there are no great or standout tracks. Not bad after the first listen, but definitely not going to beat either of the previous two albums.
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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31.08.2019 - 10:57
Rating: 8
TheNordicGamer
Damn, I don't think it's possible to make a more solid album, this is where Elvenking will prove me wrong next time I guess.
And what a way to end the album, pure magic 🤘
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01.09.2019 - 03:35
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Another excellent release from them Some The Scythe influences gives it a nice touch.
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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02.09.2019 - 12:04
BlackMetalDay
A good album, but the choruses tend to become annoying after a few listenings.
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