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WolfShadow
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:53 pm 
 

I was a fan of Cruachan. Their Celtic and even pagan imagery is quite beautiful. But I heard the song Blood on the Black Robe, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. The part about the Celtic warrior killing a Christian monk or priest was too much for me, especially when the warrior tells the monk/priest that he was sent by Constantine to spread his Christian lies in the name of Jesus. As a Christian, this was too much for me and I can no longer listen to their music, it no longer sounds good to me. I have nothing against pagan imagery, and I love Celtic music of all forms, but my religion comes first.
So, having said that, can anyone recommend some good Celtic folk metal similar to Cruachan, something with a good folk-feel to it, that will not offend my religious senses or doesn't have any unChristian overtones? I don't mind music that is specifically not Christian, or music that has a lot of pagan imagery. Pagan imagery doesn't bother me at all. And I absolutely LOVE music with a strong Celtic feel to it, especially music that incorporates bagpipes (I absolutely LOVE bagpipes).

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DannySatan
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:07 pm 
 

Deicide


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DannySatan
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:28 pm 
 

Okay, Sorry Boss I couldn't resist. :P
Um, the only Celtic Metal band I know is Primordial. they certainly aren't Christian by any means but if you are truly a fan ov music I don't see why you couldn't see through the bands ideology and just enjoy the music. same goes for this Cruachan band. if you have strong beliefs and faith you should be able to enjoy the art on different levels as in well "I'm not into the lyrics so much but this band rocks!" much like a Satanist enjoying the music ov a christian metal band like Trouble or something. Primordial are Irish, Metal with Celtic, Pagan and folk themes and they are f-ing. awesome.

or you can try the similar artists tab on the Cruachan archives entry here and check out some ov the bands yourself: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Cruachan/86#Similar_artists

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Marag
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:06 pm 
 

Try Waylander, very good celtic metal from Ireland, "Honour Amongst Chaos" is an excellent album and I don't remember any overtly anti-christian themes in it.

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Doomed Cowboy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:42 pm 
 

Marag wrote:
Try Waylander, very good celtic metal from Ireland, "Honour Amongst Chaos" is an excellent album and I don't remember any overtly anti-christian themes in it.

Some of their newer stuff, along with a song or two otherwise, has some anti-Christian leanings.

Eluveitie has some celtic too it, but I'm not sure if that is what you are looking for.
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Esoteric
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:00 pm 
 

Here's a few, assuming actually being from Ireland isn't a requirement:

TUATHA DE DANANN (Brazil) -- Fun Celtic-fried metal from South America.

BELLFAST (Japan) -- Good drinking music, their album is on the mp3 shops if you don't want to pay Japan's ridiculous CD prices

HOLY BLOOD (Ukraine?) -- They're Christian

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~Guest 293033
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:44 pm 
 

Definetly seconding the Waylander album and Eluveitie. Furor Gallico (death), Skilltron (trad/power), and Suidakra (melodic death/black) represent a few different genres with Celtic influence.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:37 pm 
 

Esoteric wrote:
HOLY BLOOD (Ukraine?) -- They're Christian


They're fucking awesome is what they are. And Fedor is a pretty damn fine vocalist to boot, the dude can scream his ass off.
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Doomed Cowboy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:15 pm 
 

Against Such Things wrote:
definitely seconding the Waylander album and Eluveitie. Furor Gallico (death), Skilltron (trad/power), and Suidakra (melodic death/black) represent a few different genres with Celtic influence.

Skilltron Has some anti-Christian stuff, I'm not sure about Furor Gallico. Suidakra is kick ass.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:55 pm 
 

Suidakra definitely had some anti-Christian leanings, at least early on. The band has been vocal about their distaste for religion in interviews, too.
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Doomed Cowboy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:56 pm 
 

Wow, I never picked that up before. Yeesh.
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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:24 am 
 

Nothgard? They're a pretty new folky death band that have some really great tunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VRGAdHdRa4
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vengefulgoat
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:18 am 
 

I can't think of single GOOD celtic metal band that doesn't come off as "too anti Christian" for you, I guess. Regardless, if you want to listen to some good music try Morrigan (Headcult), Belenos, Aes Dana, Heol Telwen, Askival, Primordial.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:48 pm 
 

Bran Barr, a Aes Dana related band.
Their lyrical themes don't seem to include anti-christianity.
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Melancholia777
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:34 am 
 

Eluveitie is definetly what you're searching for!!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:54 am 
 

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