Holy Blood

Holy Blood

Holy Blood is a folk metal band from Kiev, Ukraine, formed in 1999. The band is notable for being one of the few Christian bands in its genre, and the fact that they are the most successful group on its label Bombworks Records,[1] and the band has been noted worldwide despite being an underground group.[2] Holy Blood has released six albums: The WandererWaves Are Dancing, The Patriot, Shining Sun, Day of Vengeance and Voice of Blood.

Holy Blood plays folk metal with death and black metal elements. Their music is characterized by elements based on Ukrainian folk traditions and Celtic music. They incorporate ethnic instruments such as blockflute and bagpipe. The vocals are high-pitched shrieking but also incorporates folk choirs. The band is influenced by groups such as Ensiferum and Finntroll. The Wanderer has been compared to melodic black metal groups such as Dissection but is said to be more modern in sound and style. The Wanderer is also said to contain more variety and complex songwriting than Waves Are Dancing does. [10] Waves are Dancing embraced more folk oriented direction as majority of the songs incorporate flute and bagpipe.[11] Several songs incorporate guitar solos keyboards and folk choirs.[12] Holy Blood's lyrical themes tend to revolve around their Christian faith, heaven, and God.