Samoan Goddess of War & Polynesian Tribal Groove Metal: “Nafanua” by Shepherds Reign [New Zealand]

Recently awarded Album of the Month, the New Zealand-based Polynesian five-piece Shepherds Reign hold quite a distinct sound, comparable to the tribal grooves of Alien Weaponry, yet with an added early melodic metalcore layer.

If you haven’t yet indulged in their latest offering, Ala Mai released via Golden Robot Records, I urge you to have a taste. The band recently bestowed us with a music video for the track “Nafanua,” thematically telling the dynamic story of Samoa’s Goddess of War.

Watch the video for “Nafanua” by Shepherds Reign:


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