Serpentyne – Myths And Muses Review

Serpentyne Myths And MusesMyths And Muses is the latest album from medieval-world-folk-rock band Serpentyne and it’s a fantastic listen. There’s a bit of an Evocation I – The Arcane Dominion (the acoustic Eluveitie album) vibe to it at times, which certainly isn’t a bad thing, and it’s an all-round well-constructed piece that draws you in and maintains your interest.

In fact, there isn’t a single song on the album that stands out as being bad. Opener Boudicca is a mighty little number with the whistles adding a nice bit of atmosphere before the gentle female vocals join in for good measure. It’s a song that’s a great listen in its own right, yet also manages to build things up for the rest of the album, which is great.

Another highlight is Freya’s Firedance, a wonderfully energetic little number that’s largely instrumental, save for some supplementary vocals in the latter half of the song. What’s good about this one is that the vocals are used as an additional instrument rather than a lead part in their own right, and the way that the band moves as a unit is something to behold.

If you like your folk, then you’ll absolutely love this – but honestly, the album just sounds that accessible that it could well appeal to fans of all genres. Myths And Muses is a job well done!

8/10

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Soundscape’s editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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