I just wanted to get that out before midnight so it counted. So, anyway I was blown away by the awesomeness of this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgXlUxDGFvU . Here is what makes it so fantastic. Masha Scream is soooooooo passionate. You have this passionate, rather shamanic singing juxtaposed with pure metal rocking out in the chorus and THEN you have non-typical metal things such as a boingy-boingy (jaw harp) and some fantastic flutes.
Just as you cannot take anymore awesome, Masha roars in a guttural metal manner as if she conjured that fire just by her powerful growling vocals.
So yes, Arkona is a band you need to check out. They are fantastic live. They are full of energy and passion. Do not be put off by the Russian singing and also ignore all the stupid comments on Youtube. Some of the best music in the world isn’t in English!