TUATHA DE DANANN are a Folk Metal band hailing from Brazil, the music is mostly Power Metal with a lot of Celtic influences and both clear and Death voices. WAIT!!! Did you read well? Celtic Metal...from Brazil?? Yep. The last country I would expected a Celtic Metal band (Although Brazil is a neighbour country of mine).
You've ever noticed how every band creates a new genre to describe their music? Like "Dark Atmospheric War Metal" (sounds like BAL-SAGOTH - Alex) or "Ancient Symphonic Dragon Metal" (could be HERESIARH - Alex) (those actually exist!!), anyway TUATHA DE DANANN describes themselves as "Medieval Magic Metal" a.k.a. Folk Metal. Bah! Great deal!
So, let's head to the music department, shall we? This demo contains 4 songs from their "Faeryage" demo tape and 4 new songs. Let's get this straight, I really like this album, I've grown to love it, but is not for everyone, it has major problems, but we'll get to that later.
So. I was saying this band plays Folk Metal, for the ones who don't know what Folk Metal is (shame on you!!), it is mainly Power Metal with Folk elements of Celtic or medieval music. In this case we get to hear flutes, whistles, mandolins, violins etc, all mixed with clear and Death voices, very cool if you ask me.
So is recommendable? Hmm… No. And I have good reasons! First, the production is awful, the mix terrible and the keyboards sound bad too… The vocalist has really bad English pronunciation (that doesn't bother me, because I'm from South America too), overall this is not a bad record, but why get this if you can get later works of the band that are much better?
This one is only for fans who wish to see the humble starts of a great band.
Killing Tracks: "Beltane", "Tuatha De Danann", "Faeryage". (Online November 25, 2003)