An album title as Tales Of The Forest is probably from a forest prog band or a folk metal band, and the latter is correct here. Servan with the track Tiki Land from the album Tales Of The Forest.
Italian folk metal band Servan released their debut album Tales Of The Forest. The album was recorded and mixed by Riccardo Coraiola in Artifact Studio” and mastered by Manuele Pesaresi in Dyne Engine Studios. It features collaborations with artists such as HeadMatt (from Elvenking) for guitar solos and Catia Borgogno (from Alight) for some folk instruments and female vocals.
Servan was formed in 2017 at Trento, Italy by Enrico Lunelli (Vocals), Francesco Pinter (Guitar), Mattia Faccioli (Bass), Onur Ucak (Guitar) and Andrea Sadler (Drums). The band’s music merges north-Italian and European folklore with a modern melodic death metal sound, with the addition of full symphonic arrangements and medieval instruments. They’re deeply influenced by bands like Finntroll, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, but also Avatar, Children of Bodom, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Kataklysm and Ex Deo. Drunk Troll sounds scary but the Servan song Drunk Troll is not scary but very good and fascinating,
1. The Path 02:07
2. Tiki Land 04:25
3. The Forest 03:27
4. The Goblins 04:34
5. Ode Agli elementi 04:37
6. Lovegati 02:53
7. Conjurers 05:24
8. Drunk Troll 03:30
9. The Last Battle 04:36
10. Jötunn 04:40
11. Claws Of Power 04:46
12. To The Unknown 01:50
13. Ode Agli Elementi – Acoustic 03:15
In this first track the Wanderer finally reaches the mythical Land of Ticki. Mesmerized by this ancient forest he forgets his previous life and relinquishes the hated human society. This new condition ravishes the Wanderer that starts picturing himself as the King of the creatures that the legends say living beneath these enchanted branches.
Soon the Wanderer discovers that life parted from the human world is not as easy as he expected and that nature is not the benign mother he thought she would be. He lies in the grass with the heart full of regrets waiting for the end to come… but he is not the only inhabitant of the woods.
The dwellers of the forest surround the Wanderer laughing, dancing and singing. Despite their number they don’t seem to have aggressive intentions and welcome the Wanderer as one of them, a situation that could be taken advantage of.
The Wanderer is now part of the forest. Finally free from the fears that overpowered him he relaxes beside a bonefire that inspires him a song about the natural world that surrounds him.
The warm embrace of fire and the songs and dances beneath the stars remind the Wanderer of an ancient fairytale from his far homeland.
From the goblins’ tales the Wanderer understands that he’s not the first human they met. Long ago a couple of jugglers came to the forest and entertained the creatures with their magic. Unfortunately as the two conjurers could no more show new tricks the goblins didn’t react kindly and no one ever saw the twos again.