For a band whose focus is the forgotten life of the ancient Swiss, Eluveitie is pretty exciting. Marrying death-metal aggression with Celtic folk lilt, the music weaves shredding guitar and skirling bagpipe into a cohesive and engaging fabric. It helps if you’re enough into creative anachronism to recognize a hurdy-gurdy or appreciate lyrics sung in Gaulish (the language Asterix would have spoken). But even if you’ve never been at a Renaissance Faire and thought, “This could really use some double-kick drumming,” this blend of heavy and ethereal will evoke a magical realm of fairies—fairies who really kick ass.
Check out “King” from 'Origins.'