With twelve tracks, Einherjer has done a very good job differentiating all of them. There are a lot of moods you can sense when you listen to Blot. For example, songs like Berserkergang, Ironbound, and Ware Her Venom come off as more militant sounding based on how the drums keep up the tempo. Starkad and Wolf Age are incredibly catchy and borderline happy sounding. The piano and riffs in the latter do an awesome job complementing each other throughout the chorus of the music.
Songs like Hammer Haus are more melodic, but even remind me of the final Windir album. The guitar work really excels in a lot of these tracks - solos come up in their most natural transitions in the music, but nothing here is really predictable.
Blot is one of those albums that can get a lot of replay value because of the diversity of the songs. There is so much to choose from depending on the kind of mood you're in. It's not a deep album by any means, but it's fun to listen to and highly entertaining. Blot is a prime example of solid viking metal and is worth recommending to followers of the genre.
Einherjer is often categorized in one of a couple of different genres: viking metal, symphonic black metal, or progressive black metal. Any of those genres is probably adequate to describe the band's music, but none of them individually tell the whole story. To really get an idea of what this band sounds like, the three genres must be combined.
The music on this album essentially sounds like latter-era Enslaved with symphonic flourishes and more use of melody. The riffs remain rooted in second-wave Norwegian black metal style.
Einherjer was part of that movement. But added to the riffs are extremely melodic guitar leads and orchestral synth lines giving the whole feeling of the album an epic, grandiose feel. The structure of the riffs also has a more progressive flair to it, which brings in to mind the comparison to countrymen and progressive black metal masters Enslaved. The music is beautiful and captivating. The production is extremely crisp and clear, allowing each of the riffs to be heard without straining.
The drums and bass are also powerful in the mix. This album truly has a great sound quality to it. Somewhat unusual for the genre really. The vocals are delivered in a fairly normal black metal rasp, though it is deeper than other such bands. The lyrics deal with Viking mythology and legends. The songs are reasonable in length with most songs clocking in between four and six minutes or so.
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Based in Haugesund, a small town on the west coast of Norway. When a Viking was slain in battle, he was brought to Valhalla by the Valkyries, to join the army of Einherjer and assist the Gods in their clash against the Giants in the age of Ragnarok.
There are 2 bands named Einherjer. Based in Haugesund, a smal… read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am. Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 AprilAlso released as promo CD in cardboard sleeve. An official video was made for the song "Ironbound". Recording information: Recorded at Sifa Lydstudio, Kopervik, Norway during June, July and August Mixed at Top Room Studio, Hadeland, Norway and mastered at Masterhuset, Oslo, Norway. Identifiers: Barcode: 7