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Epic - 98%

Krie, February 8th, 2008

I believe this was one of the first "folk/viking" albums that i absolutely fell in love with. It doesnt just fall under that category though. The vocals are that of a death metal band; yet in some songs there are clean vocals; both male and female.

It's amazing how much is incorporated into their music. Extremely brutal, yet you get the feeling you're in the woods surrounded by dancing trolls. "Blodhevn" has got to be one of my all-time favorite songs off this album. It starts out with a sad-sounding violin, then in comes the piano, and just when you start to question whether it's a metal album, the guitars and drums kick in; and after a bit of guitar and violin melody, you get some nice singing followed by a deep, crushing voice. It truly is a masterpiece.

Definitely a great buy for those that are into "expiremental" folk and viking metal. I've even heard some black metallers rave about how incredible it is.