FENRIR a female-fronted folk metal band, has forged a unique identity through the use of violins in addition to guitars and drums. Their songs are inspired by Celtic, Viking and medieval legends. After two EPs and a first full album, Echoes of the Wolf(2012), their second album is to due for release in early 2019.
FENRIR will be back in January 2019 with their new album, which takes as its subject the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
This new album, like the first one, Echoes of the Wolf (2012), was recorded and mixed by Yann Klimezyk. Mastered by Georges Moya, it has a cover designed by Edouard Noisette, alluding to the story of the Fisher King.
The album is darker and heavier than the earlier one, mainly in the guitar and drum parts, but is still strongly folk-based, with ever-present fiddles and acoustic passages between pure metal sections. The female vocals, extremely varied, contrast with male backing vocals and several sections with screamed vocals.
Fenrir’s lyrics are highly innovative: in particular, they perform here two songs in Old French, quoting from medieval manuscripts.
Fenrir sustain their momentum, whilst preserving their characteristic style, with this mature and coherent new album.