The German troupe Suidakara sound as if they could obliterate the whole cast of Riverdance in one fell swoop, judging by the title of their latest disc. This clan’s collection of songs is a compilation stemming from this veteran act’s releases through the years — demonstrating the unit’s blend of traditional folk on “An Dudlachd,” brazen melodic death metal on “Morrigan,” and the vicious “A Vision’s Demise,” Suidakra meshes their pagan roots with meaty melodic death metal. If you’re down for a frolic in the forest with some kick, then this disc delivers. www.wackenrecords.de -Mike SOS
Editor’s Note: A live DVD featuring live performances at the Wacken Open Air Concert and an acoustic set now accompany the album.