“Aidus” is not just a song but a musical experience. A folk eats death vibe that begins with a children’s choir. Glorious landscapes and ancient dress provide the framework for a performance tribute to the final battle.

Whenever I consider quality Folk Metal, Switzerland’s Eluveitie is always near the top of the list.  Founded in 2002, the band’s unique style incorporates modern death metal with the melodies of traditional Celtic music. Combining traditional European instruments such as the hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, fiddles and flutes alongside screaming guitars and harsh vocals, the band offers a sound not typically found in metal.

If you’re not familiar with Eluveitie, it’s difficult to describe. A sophisticated style of metal, death metal vocals fused with the arrangements and storytelling of folk metal, laced with progressive metal time signatures. It’s not an offering that you can digest with a single play, there are multiple layers to this music.

“Aidus” is not just a song but a musical experience. A folk eats death vibe that begins with a children’s choir. Glorious landscapes and ancient dress provide the framework for a performance tribute to the final battle.

The black and white visuals give the video a gritty feel, an enhanced perception of a scourged world. The clips of the plague doctor dress are eerily fitting. I especially liked the glazed eyes, a very haunting and unforgettable effect.

Eluveitie has really enticed me with this new track. I find myself wanting to see and hear more. The date of the band’s forthcoming release has yet to be set but I personally hope it is sometime soon. Until then we’ll have to enjoy “Aidus” and let this epic battle rage on. \m/

Eluveitie is:

 • Chrigel Glanzmann – Vocals (Unclean), Mandola, Whistles, Pipes, Gaita, Acoustic Guitar, Bodhrán, Harp

• Kay Brem – Bass

• Rafael Salzmann – Guitar

• Nicole Ansperger – Violin

• Matteo Sisti – Bagpipes, Tin Whistles

• Jonas Wolf – Guitar

• Alain Ackermann – Drums

• Michalina Malisz – Hurdy-gurdy

• Fabienne Erni – Vocals (Clean), Celtic harp

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