December 16, 2009
I’m not sure if the name Mactalla is a word play on Metallica? Could be, but somehow doubt it. I often complain in reviews about bands lack of originality – I’m not going to here. The angelic female vocals singing in Gaelic and the piano hint Enya, the electronica points to New Age but the wailing Highland pipes scream tartan army in full charge (and oh yeah they throw in a little reggae‘n’pipes). In addition to originality all is done very well – I just can’t figure out who is their fan base.