Pagan/folk metal from Dutch ground. Raging primal violence alternates with danceable, heavy and uplifting melodies. The energetic mix between epic pagan metal and the typical, catchy folk metal creeps deep under your skin, and makes you want to move whether you want it or not!
With their EP "The House Spirit" they have performed on many stages already. With their reasonably short existence, they have had the honour to share stages with a number of giants within the folk metal scene. Performances with Heidevolk, Finsterforst and Equilibrium are achievements that the men of Vanaheim are very proud of!
Februari 4 - 2022Suddenly VANAHEIM throw their first full work in our face - and it's everything I've missed in all these years. A fast, gloriously overloaded, rousing folk metal album, a bombastic gem and a sublime example of songwriting that only comes along somewhere every few years.
Some more noteworthy mentions:Zware Metalen: 92/100
April 15 - 2017The whole EP is a brilliant four-track concept which flows into one long tale over a night in the forest, perhaps in a small wooden lodge. I can almost imagine these tracks being akin to missions in The Witcher franchise, one of my personal favourite game series. This band would be perfect to play a show such as Warhorns Festival in the UK, they fit the types of bands that play this festival perfectly. Not only does this EP have the expected pagan and folk metal, you will also hear some black metal influences. I hope to hear more from this band in the future!
By: Ostara Metal
2020Being stuck in Quarantine during the Epidemic the band decided to do some Acoustic Folk Covers to keep them entertained during these strange times!