Elmsfeuer are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of metal, folk and medieval rock with a musical style they call pirate rock and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Schatzsuche".
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with no fast drumming or blast beats being present on this recording, while the folk instruments bring a very dark, atmospheric and medieval sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine metal, folk and medieval rock together to create a sound of their own with a good amount of melody being thrown into the riffing , while the lead guitars which are only used briefly are very melodic sounding metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized use full chords and finger picking to enhance the folk elements of the recording.
Vocals are mostly clean singing folk metal vocals with some spoken word parts being used at times, while the lyrics are written in German and cover pirate themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it.
In my opinion Elmsfeuer are a very great sounding hybrid of metal, folk and medieval rock and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Schatzsuche" "Das Wahre Leben" "Der Seeman" and "Der Zebrochen Krug". RECOMMENDED BUY.