Label: Guma Records
Style: Heavy metal
German project FB1964 is the creative vehicle of composer and musician Frank Badenhop, and since 2013 he has worked with various musicians to give life to his material on three albums so far. “Irish Steel” is the most recent of these albums, and was released in 2019 through the label Guma Records. FB1964 has taken a step or two to the left with the third album “Irish Steel”, exploring the blend of traditional heavy metal and traditional Irish and Celtic folk music on this occasion. Opting to use both traditional folk songs and compositions penned by other artists in a similar vein as source material, the end result here is a tight, energetic and professional affair. And while this isn’t an album that will find much favor among fans of progressive rock or metal, those who suspect they may be charmed by a traditional heavy metal oriented variety of Irish and Celtic folk metal should track down this CD for a check.