29 May 2011

Pointless video post - ‘Inis Mona’ by Eluveitie

Week’s not complete without a Pointless video post, even with limited access from Beijing! Getting more and more into folk metal recently; I find I enjoy the blend of Gothenburg / Swedish death metal with folk instrumentation, the way Ego Fall [颠覆M] does it with traditional Chinese and Mongolian instruments. Eluveitie’s ‘Inis Mona’ is a sterling example of this blend, with traditional Swiss folk instruments like the uilleann, the bagpipes and the hurdy-gurdy (yes, you read that right); it’s amazing how a song can be both this darkly aggressive and this beautiful all at once. Enjoy, peoples!

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