Brothers of Metal - Emblas Saga (2020)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 390 MB | Cover | 55:13 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 133 MB
Rock, Hardrock, Metal | Label: AFM Records
Truth be told, there’s a decent chance that I wouldn’t be here writing within these hallowed halls without Brothers of Metal. You see, back in 2017 I was a mere lurker at AMG, and might have been content to continue in that capacity if I hadn’t seen a commenter recommending Prophecy of Ragnarök, the debut from the aforementioned Swedes. I checked it out and fell so hard for its sometimes hilarious, sometimes deadly serious take on Norse-mythologized folky power metal that I felt compelled to create a Disqus account just so I could express my thanks to the recommender.1 This broke the seal, and I slowly began to infect the comment section with awkward conversation and terrible jokes and eventually answered the casting call. Needless to say, I was beyond excited to hear that a follow-up to PoR was inbound, but is there any chance that it can live up to the expectations set by one of my very top albums of 2017?