Heavy metal folk heroes In Extremo
were birthed at the same time as today's popular pagan/folk bands such as Finntroll
, Suidakra, and Skyforger. The group distills a mix between edgy rock, metal and medieval folk, resulting in an untypical form of music. Due to the timbre and manly character of singer Micha's poetic voice, In Extremo
often finds comparison to Rammstein
. This vocal comparison is as far as In Extremo
gets in modern music, though. Everything about In Extremo
, from their self-made clothes and instruments, to the songs they play are old school in the truest since--the oldest school (dark medieval times). Some of the group's songs are true folk songs as old as one-thousand years. The group's percussion also brings a martial quality to their music. Micha provides diversity of language, singing not only in his native, German tongue and conventional rock language, English, but also Old French, Latin, Spanish and Hebrew. In Extremo
asserts itself as a truly original group, forever enduring the hearts of pagan and folk metal fans touched by their bard-like ways.