ISENMOR, the dual-violin fronted folk metal band from Savage, MD, USA combines intricate violin passages with savage guitar riffs and multi-part vocal harmonies. ISENMOR tells tales of battle, drink, sorrow, and adventure, drawing lyrical inspiration directly from the original sources preserved since the dark ages.
ISENMOR’s debut self-released EP, Land of the Setting Sun, opens with “Death is a Fine Companion,” a song as brutal and chaotic as the tale of battle it tells. “Pyre” follows as a somber reminder of the reality of war and the lives it costs. The powerful title track, “Land of the Setting Sun,” captures the spirit of adventure and curiosity in men that inspired the voyages of discovery to Vinland. “So Willingly Deceived” is a solemn track, mourning men’s abandonment of their old gods for Christianity. And like a good drink at the end of the day, the EP finishes with the lively closer “The Old Mead Hall.”
The CD version includes a covers of “In My Sword I Trust” by Ensiferum and “Havoc” by Eluveitie, as well as acoustic versions of “Pyre” and “So Willingly Deceived.”