RUNESHARD Dreaming Spire

a2162878293_10Runeshard is a newcomer that hails from Hungary. I have to say that I am into so much into Hungarian metal scene, although that I am quite often visiting some shows in this particular country. Actually, I do remember and recall some bands form older times, so to say, like Sear Bliss but I am not aware if they’re still active…

Nevertheless, Runeshard is, more or less, one-man-project where Balint is doing almost everything (except the vocals shootings, these are delivered by guest-member, I guess). Runeshard has just unleashed their debut arrival, a sort of EP with 4 tracks entitled Dreaming Spire . So far, this is only bandcamp’s release, but there’s a good chance for CD in upcoming weeks or months. This band is actually tracking the musical and style trails that Bal-Sagoth left behind them some two decades ago. So, the music is completely based on orchestral moments and symphonic keyboards. Needless to say that the entire record is pulsing with glorious Bal-Sagoth-like epic atmosphere and grim, yet heroic monuments. But, yet this is not the entire story since Runechard is obviously inspired also by folk, more vivid scene, from Finland (you know such popular names as Turisas, Wintersun, Ensiferum, Crimfall and a like). So, the atmosphere is less grimmer comparing to Bal-Sagoth’s style, and more vivid or heroic like that one that Ensiferum or Turisas creates. But, this is not the first breath from Balint. Actually, this young musician was already involved in the creating of several songs on first two records of Numenor so I guess that some people will easy notice some links with Numenor’s style as well. Just recall song like Chronomancer or The Oath of Feanor and you are on the right path…

All in all, Dreaming Spire is such a promising offering for one debut record, and we’re indeed eager to see how the band will develop in the (near) future and how the things will sound on the upcoming full-length one day. If you are addicted to epic (black) metal just go on and check out these promising tunes…

  • Marko Miranovic 
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