Celtic Dance are a band from Portugal that plays a national socialist form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of some material they recorded in 2004 and released on a split album with Spain's Wolfthrone but decided 12 years later to release it as it's own album called "Regresses Ad Uterum" which was released by Lower Silesian Stronghold.
Atmospheric soundscapes starts off the album along with some spoken word samples and harsh sounds while also adding in epic sounding synths and after the into they mix in the atmospheric elements in with a more dark and heavy sound that also utilizes a great amount of grim black metal screams.
At times the riffs can be very melodic and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats along with tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and their is also a brief use of deep growls.
Most of the music is more rooted in the 90's second wave era of the genre and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody when they are utilized and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and one track also brings in a brief use of chanting pagan vocals and spoken word parts also make a return on a later track.
Celtic Dance played a style of national socialist pagan/black metal on this recording that was very raw and epic while also having its melodic moments, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Celtic Paganism themes.
In my opinion Celtic Dance are a very great sounding raw and epic national socialist pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "One Sword, One Voice" and "A battle To be Won". 8 out of 10.