HELHEIM - Heidindomr Ok Motgangr (12" Gatefold LP)
Norway | Industrial/Black
Helheim, one of Norways oldest and most revered Viking Metal bands, follows last years mini album, '?sgards Fall' with their 7th masterpiece. On 'Heidindomr ok motgangr', they build further on the epic and monumental sound they had on the mini album. The album is centered around the concept songs 'Viten og mot' that are spread over four tracks, as well as single standing songs like the full version of 'Dualitet og ulver'. Helheim has never been afraid to experiment or take a step forward, and on 'Heidindomr ok motgangr' they're more epic and bigger than ever. At the same time, they have the rawness and intensity from their first albums. 'Heidindomr ok motgangr' is also the first from Helheim album since'Blod og ild' (1999) where they only have Norwegian lyrics. Helheims new guitarist, Noralf Reichborn, has now found his place in the band, and compliments the songs with some awesome solos that fit the grand material. Drummer Hrymr underlines the monumental sound with timpani, and to get the doomsday atmosphere they also use french horn (played by Trine Mjanger).