Thursday, February 23, 2012


If you've ever wondered what a day in the life of a pirate would be like, let Alestorm take you on a pirate metally adventure with sailing tempestuous seas, fighting sea monsters, making traitors walk the plank, and enjoying themselves some meade and wenches. Hailing from Scotland and Ireland, Alestorm's music can be described as power metal meets folk metal, with gruff piratey vocals and violin, accordion, horn, and flute.
The violin parts feature folk melodies, I don't know what national origin the typical Hollywood piratey/seafaring music from the 18th century was from, but it sounds exactly as you would imagine pirate music to sound like. It's played on an acoustic violin by session musicians only, and they do not have a live violinist.

Official Site:

Recommended Songs: "Keelhauled," "Back Through Time"

"Keelhauled" :

"Back Through Time":

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