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Prab

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« am: September 25, 2006, 02:12:05 Nachmittag »
Hi guys!

I thought it'd be usefull to gather the reviews of Northwind here in one place :)
So please post the links to the reviews you find online and of course feel free to post YOUR OWN reviews as well!

Here I will collect and post links to reviews:


Bleeding For Metal
"FALCONER are back to their initial Folk Metal style and they carry it to new heights."
-> http://bleeding.bleeding4metal.de/index_en.php?show=review_en&id=831

sputnikmusic
"[...]despite doubts I had about his return; I have to say that I'm glad he's back."
->
http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review_9243

Aor Dream Zones
"A solid album with no mistakes."
-> http://www.aordreamzones.com/reviews.html (scroll down)

Metal-Archives
"… and what a triumphant return it is."
-> http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=125903

The Metal Crypt
"One of the years' best."
-> http://www.metalcrypt.com/pages/reviewsframe.php?revid=2737

Beat The Blizzard
"Amongst the best of the power-folkmetalers."
-> http://www.beattheblizzard.com/reviews/?review=612

Roar E-Zine
"Falconer is a band every power or folk metal lover HAS to try."
-> http://www.roarezine.com/?reviews&read=1190

Baconmusic
"For huge fans of the genre, this may well be an enjoyable listen, but for the rest of us, this is the metal equivalent of a Nytol tablet."
-> http://www.baconmusic.co.uk/reviews/falconer-northwind-metal-blade

Lords of Metal
"It's more a soft breeze instead of a Northern wind."
-> http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showreview.php?id=8394&lang=en

Subba-Cultcha
"So poor it could be genius, were it not entirely bereft of irony."
-> http://www.subba-cultcha.com/article.php?id=3150

Battlehelm.com
"[...] reminded me of Manowar’s ballady style as well as Rhapsody’s folk flute and keyboard influences."
-> http://www.battlehelm.com/reviews/falconer.htm

Disagreement.net
"[...] they have retaken their rightful place among Europe's most interesting metal acts."
-> http://www.disagreement.net/reviews/falconer_northwind.html

Silent Scream Webzine
"“Northwind” is a huge work [...] that gives us back the band at the top of their shape."
-> http://www.silentscreamzine.com/ReviewShow.asp?ReviewsID=4838
(Editor's Note: If the above review is in Italian, do the following: click the English flag in the upper right corner, and then click the link here in the forum again.)

Soundcheck-Magazine
"Maybe this will be the Falconer album that maintains its position, the one that doesn't get boring and die out like a pop culture-trend."
-> http://www.soundcheck-magazine.com/Pages/Zine/CDReviewItem.aspx?id=23

Rockezine - new
"The sad thing is however that the music on Northwind is tepid, trite and sometimes simply boring."
-> http://www.rockezine.net/asp/rez_areview.asp?ID=2678&review=Falconer%20-%20Northwind

Metal-Temple.com - new
"In my opinion "Northwind" is probably their second best work (after their debut) up to date."
-> http://www.metal-temple.com/review.asp?id=1727

Radio That Doesn't Suck - new
"If you have the chance, throw yourself at the record and see if does something good for you."
-> http://rtds.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=28

Metal Revolution Webzine - new
"This is a solid album with no mistakes."
-> http://metal-revolution.com/plugins/content/content.php?content.267

Metal Covenant - new
"If you have grown tired of the lacklustre ambivalence of Falconer, fret no longer, for this return to the past still lives on."
-> http://www.metalcovenant.com/pages/cdreviews/northwind.htm

Greetz
Prab

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Re: Northwind Reviews
« Antwort #1 am: September 25, 2006, 03:26:58 Nachmittag »
Thanks, Prab! Great thread! Great tips!

Zitat von: "Prab"

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review_9243
"[...]despite doubts I had about his return; I have to say that I'm glad he's back."
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I just have to say I disagree with the gentleman who wrote this review. For starters, 3,5 of 5 is an outrage. Especially as he says it's far better than the first two albums with Mathias.
And one comment really bugs me: "Back in the day, the weakest link of Falconer was vocalist Matthias Blad. Yes, he is talented, but at the same time his voice was so nauseatingly painful to listen to, it just killed the album." Nuseatingly painful to listen to!? What's he on anyway?

Storm

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Re: Northwind Reviews
« Antwort #2 am: September 25, 2006, 03:31:26 Nachmittag »
Zitat von: "The Black Knight"
Thanks, Prab! Great thread! Great tips!

Zitat von: "Prab"

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review_9243
"[...]despite doubts I had about his return; I have to say that I'm glad he's back."
b


I just have to say I disagree with the gentleman who wrote this review. For starters, 3,5 of 5 is an outrage. Especially as he says it's far better than the first two albums with Mathias.
And one comment really bugs me: "Back in the day, the weakest link of Falconer was vocalist Matthias Blad. Yes, he is talented, but at the same time his voice was so nauseatingly painful to listen to, it just killed the album." Nuseatingly painful to listen to!? What's he on anyway?


I really cannot understand WHY people do not like Mathias' vocals. Truly, it was one of the three reasons I fell in love with Falconer. The other two was the riffs and the folky thing... :)

Great thread!

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« Antwort #3 am: September 25, 2006, 03:34:24 Nachmittag »
There is one up on Metal Archives:

http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=125903

And on Metal Crypt:

http://www.metalcrypt.com/pages/reviewsframe.php?revid=2737





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Nuseatingly painful to listen to!? What's he on anyway?


My thoughts exactly. Blad has one of the most magnificent voices I have heard. Though I have come across quite a few people who really dislike his voice. Weird people :P

The Black Knight

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Re: Northwind Reviews
« Antwort #4 am: September 25, 2006, 03:52:32 Nachmittag »
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Zitat von: "The Black Knight"
Thanks, Prab! Great thread! Great tips!

Zitat von: "Prab"

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review_9243
"[...]despite doubts I had about his return; I have to say that I'm glad he's back."
b


I just have to say I disagree with the gentleman who wrote this review. For starters, 3,5 of 5 is an outrage. Especially as he says it's far better than the first two albums with Mathias.
And one comment really bugs me: "Back in the day, the weakest link of Falconer was vocalist Matthias Blad. Yes, he is talented, but at the same time his voice was so nauseatingly painful to listen to, it just killed the album." Nuseatingly painful to listen to!? What's he on anyway?


I really cannot understand WHY people do not like Mathias' vocals. Truly, it was one of the three reasons I fell in love with Falconer. The other two was the riffs and the folky thing... :)

Great thread!


Exactly my thoughts. Well...many I've spoken to (who listen a lot to metal) thinks his voice isn't "metal" enough. Umm...ok. Enough for what? Falconer + Mathias is fucking brilliant that's what it is.

Prab

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« Antwort #5 am: September 25, 2006, 03:53:06 Nachmittag »
@Blackie ;)

I'm absolutely with you on this!
But hey, that reviewer is the only guy I've ever heard complain about Mathias voice. So we can say, that exception proves the rule :)
Well actually he doesn't really complain because he says he likes Mathia's voice now.

The Black Knight

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« Antwort #6 am: September 25, 2006, 03:56:13 Nachmittag »
Aye, mate. I've heard a lot of guys complaining about the voice, and I just can't understand it. It may be a matter of taste, and I'm ok with that.

But the 3.5 out of 5...that's making me want to chop arms off.

Storm

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« Antwort #7 am: September 25, 2006, 04:43:30 Nachmittag »
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But the 3.5 out of 5...that's making me want to chop arms off.


True, the album is far better than that.

The Black Knight

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« Antwort #8 am: September 25, 2006, 04:50:18 Nachmittag »
5/5.

Storm

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« Antwort #9 am: September 25, 2006, 05:14:41 Nachmittag »
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5/5.


Yeah sort of, or atleast 4.5/5

AngelOfMusic

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« Antwort #10 am: September 25, 2006, 07:19:17 Nachmittag »
I give the album 11/10

jakob_hasse

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« Antwort #11 am: September 25, 2006, 07:20:30 Nachmittag »
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Zitat von: "Storm"
Zitat von: "The Black Knight"
Thanks, Prab! Great thread! Great tips!

Zitat von: "Prab"

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review_9243
"[...]despite doubts I had about his return; I have to say that I'm glad he's back."
b


I just have to say I disagree with the gentleman who wrote this review. For starters, 3,5 of 5 is an outrage. Especially as he says it's far better than the first two albums with Mathias.
And one comment really bugs me: "Back in the day, the weakest link of Falconer was vocalist Matthias Blad. Yes, he is talented, but at the same time his voice was so nauseatingly painful to listen to, it just killed the album." Nuseatingly painful to listen to!? What's he on anyway?


I really cannot understand WHY people do not like Mathias' vocals. Truly, it was one of the three reasons I fell in love with Falconer. The other two was the riffs and the folky thing... :)

Great thread!


Exactly my thoughts. Well...many I've spoken to (who listen a lot to metal) thinks his voice isn't "metal" enough. Umm...ok. Enough for what? Falconer + Mathias is fucking brilliant that's what it is.


In my opinion there is no Falconer+Mathias... Without Mathias Falconer is not.
I would give it 4/5 so far.
 

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« Antwort #12 am: September 27, 2006, 06:05:53 Nachmittag »
What the... why isn't our review on here, yet? Remember on what server this forum runs? ;)  :lol2:



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« Antwort #13 am: September 27, 2006, 07:12:35 Nachmittag »
@ Odin: Now that's one hell of a review! This is one of the best interviews I've read so far. And at last someone is brave and honest enough to give the album what it's worth - a 10/10.

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« Antwort #14 am: September 27, 2006, 09:26:29 Nachmittag »
Having listened a lot to the album lately, I think I'm up to a 4.7/5, but who knows where it'll end? It just keeps getting better!