SUIDAKRA – this band stands for folk metal like no other German band. Through the years they gained a huge and loyal fanbase and put themselves on top of the scene. SUIDAKRA don’t go with the flow, that’s for sure. 10 albums in 13 years of band history – years before there were indications for something like a folk- or pagan hype, this band already set the standards. The unique combination of melodic death metal, classic heavy metal and celtic folk elements was inspiration for masses of young bands.
Now, two years after the critically acclaimed “Crógacht” album, SUIDAKRA are back with a sweeping swipe that will outshine the emulators once again. “Book Of Dowth” – the “book of darkness” – proofs not only the band’s high class, but also runs the musical path they once started.
Dark, epic melodies and brilliant songwriting is refined with transparent sound, recorded in the Gernhart Studios by Martin Buchwalter. The rapid “Dowth 2059” impresses with catchy leads and subtle keys – a SUIDAKRA song by the book. “Biróg’s Oath” surprises with female vocals. Celtic metal was never more emotional. “Stone Of The Seven Suns” is a little bit slower as well but drawn by atmospheric guitars and a catchy singalong chorus. A highland bagpipe and a mandolin add a special touch to “Book Of Dowth”.