Band - Fire + Ice
Title - Midwinter fires
Label - Fremdheit
Format - CD
Year - 2007
Genre - Neofolk
Another re-release of the backcatalogue of one of the most influential artists in traditional neofolk. Including Classics such as: Fael Inis, Reaper man, High gallows tree, The wind that shakes the barley…
On this CD IAN Read got helped by : Julie Woods, Mathew Butler and Ian Pirrie
Midwinter Fires has plenty of the mysterious and powerful magick of Northern Europe we expect from Fire + Ice, which here concentrates somewhat more on the heroic struggle against impossible odds exemplified by the Siegfried made famous by Wagner. But there are a few other influences going on here too: the Island of the Mighty has had too colourful a past to allow for a narrow perspective on its traditions.
Call it by its newest name of Neofolk, its former one of Apocalyptic Folk. or call it what you willFire + Ice has been and is one of its leading lights.