Dratna is a one-man-band black metal project hailing from Ireland. Druid Winds & The Fall of the Celtic Gods is the third release masterminded and composed in such a manner that it could have easily been released in the mid 90’s wave of black metal such is the vibe of this EP
There are some epic raw and gritty guitar riffs on Druid Winds & The Fall of the Celtic Gods which have an eerie ancient kinda vibe which is rather fitting as the lyrical content is of the mythical Ireland. A topic I have delved into in the past being a bit of a history buff. It is nice to hear something refreshing other than just satanic black metal, something original for once. Musically the riffs are dark, but yet have a story telling essence. Logically they do take on a slight Irish Folk-esque blend to the riffs and dare I say it, there is also some melody within the riffs. The vocals are, as one would expect, dark and gravelly, raw black metal vocals at their finest, in fact I’d even go as far to say that the vocals are the best I have heard since Quorthon unleashed Blood Fire Death.
A truly epic masterpiece condensed into 4 tracks. I can’t praise Druid Winds & The Fall of the Celtic Gods enough. Dratna have more than done the genre proud with this awesome release. Be sure to check this EP out!!