Guardians

Saor - Guardians
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Based on 25 ratings
2016 Ratings: #126
November 11, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Northern Silence Productions / Label
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zachthesnack
80
I have officially dubbed "Skyrim Metal" as a thing.

This record is super fucking cool. Filled with lush woodwinds and beautiful atmospheres. Not to say that this record does not have its heavy parts as well. The last track is slam packed with pummeling guitar riffs and there are even some bagpipes thrown in there as well. This record just made me think of Skyrim or like ancient Scandinavia or something. It was a super cool and entertaining record, and the closing track was absolutely ... read more
SchmutapaHell
68
HURKENDORF: 70/100
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Blearbird: 25/100
Lastext: 83/100
Lorago: 99/100
COOOOKIE-DOOOOD: 75/100
DontFearMusic
95
Upon hearing this, I pictured the vocalist as the long since dead spirit of a warrior screaming atop a great mountain as the earth shakes beneath him. Sounds like something out of an epic fantasy novel right? Well, this might as well be the soundtrack to one. The blend of aggressive, pounding black metal and blissful Celtic folk is done to near perfection here. I'm not even a fan of the former, but I might as well be at this point seeing as how this is one of my new favorite albums. No shit. My ... read more
68
Decided to give this a shot on a whim, loved the instrumentals but still can't get past black metal vocals even when they're buried this much. I absolutely loved everything else though, great if you just want some heavy and epic feeling background music.
Zatak
80
They keep doing their own 'Panoptican thing' with Celtic music. Even though not as good as Aura, Saor still managed to came back with a solid project. The melodies and the vocals are very nice.

I wished thou that the albuns would have more dynamics.
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