ALESTORM

(UNITED KINGDOM)

CURSE OF THE CRYSTAL COCONUT

(2020)
LABEL:

NAPALM RECORDS

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
Celtic, Epic, Folk, Happy, Rasping vocals
"The pirates are back and offer us a crazy and explosive pirate metal mix with a lot of fun and catchy moments."
NOISE (19.06.2020)  
4/5
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Alestorm's pirates are on the road to success as their latest "No Grave But The Sea" has seen them gain further popularity. The English band confirms its place at the top of the metal ladder with their pure crazy folk metal pirate tinged with deliciously stupid humour in a hillbilly spirit. It may sound heavy and childish but there are some breathtaking moments of bravery on the program.

There are the typical titles of the band's style, the ones you expect in the form of anthems in the making. The recipe works with 'Treasure Chest Pary Quest, Call Of The Waves' as well as 'Pirate Metal Drining Crew' and 'Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship'. . The rocky vocals of Bowes work wonders and the synthesizers bring the craziness we love. The choruses are perfect and we appreciate the power with strong riffs tinged with thrash. The zombie song sees Patty Gurdy's viola da gamba bring a folk side. Her very soft voice illuminates an unstoppable track with a catchy chorus.

Sometimes, Alestorm finds a more direct side in an irresistible Celtic punk spirit. 'Shit Boat' on one minute goes straight ahead in a spirit that doesn't take itself seriously, like 'Fannybaws' and 'Chomp Chomp' . The synth takes up a large part of the music and it's all very catchy. On the second track, Vreth from 'Finntroll’  brings a Death Metal touch that wickedly messes up your hair.

In this very rich record, we'll bring out two separate tracks. ''Tortuga'' stands out with its omnipresent kitsch synths, a good pop side and a rap chorus carried by Captain Yarrface for a crazy result. ' Wooden Leg Pt 2 (The Woodering)' is the centerpiece. Over more than 8 minutes, it's an epic and cinematic journey, efficiently alternating symphonic passages, strong Death aspects, a crazy folk aspect with the synth in the spotlight and intense speed moments. With 'Henry Martin', Alestorm reconnects with its folk roots. 

Alestorm continues his journey in a beautiful way and offers a successful record. The trip aboard this pirate ship is pleasant and should delight fans who will be looking forward to a live performance.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Treasure Chest Party Quest
02. Fannybaws
03. Chomp Chomp
04. Tortuga
05. Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship
06. Call Of The Waves
07. Pirate's Scorn
08. Shit Boat (No Fans)
09. Pirate Metal Drinking Crew
10. Wooden Leg Pt. 2 (The Woodening)
11. Henry Martin

LINEUP:
Christopher Bowes: Chant / Keytar
Elliot Vernon: Claviers
Gareth Murdock: Guitares
Máté Bodor: Basse
Peter Alcorn: Batterie
Ally Storch: Invité / Violon
Captain Yarrface: Chant / Invité
Mathias Lillmåns: Chant / Invité
   
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KINGEDDIE
25/10/2020
 
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Même si j'ai une affection particulière pour Alestorm et son esprit festif déconne à tous les étages, j'avoue que passés les 4 premiers morceaux,on a une impression de déjà entendu,( je parle des albums précédents) c'est sans doute la limite du genre qui veut ça, donc on leur en veut pas mais on préférera aller les voir sur scène, vu que c'est là qu'ils sont les meilleurs !
TORPEDO
22/06/2020
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Cette musique est pour moi un mystère. Compos ringardes, rythmique bateau, synthés kitchs, voix désagréable et monocorde, humour au ras des pâquerettes, etc... Et ça marche ? Je comprends pas... :-/
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