[schema type=”review” name=”Einherjer – Norrøne Spor” description=”Label: Indie Recordings” author=”Sabine van Gameren” pubdate=”2018-11-09″ ]Einherjer is a Viking metal band from Haugesund, Norway, founded in 1993. Musically they range from folk towards black metal, making each album as a bit of a surprise. Norwegian legends are inspiration for the band which is releasing a new album this year. It is called “Norrøne Spor” and is available now.
Einherjer always remained with their own thing, and although they could perhaps reach a wider audience with a slight more commerce into it, they never felt the need to do so. With “Norrøne Spor” they kept with that. However, the guys do give it a bit more internationality by having English lyrics in there and Motörhead cover “Deaf Forever” surely helps as well. The band also had some changes in lineup and with new blood around you can surely hear some new elements into the sound. Black Metal lays to the basis of it. But the guys, as always, mixed in different influences. That groove is there and combining with the rock and roll attitude the whole comes out strong and solid. Songs like “Fra Konge Te Narr” stands out with a smartly chosen sound, pounding drums and placed early in the tracklist it sparks you to keep with them in more care. The band seem to have taken their time to put a lot of attention to the details, production wise as well as in the songwriting the whole seems well-thought.
Altogether Einherjer comes with an absolute fine release. The guys deliver exactly what you expect and grew since their last one. Without straying too far from what is familiar they refound themselves and finetuned their sound. Remember to put it on your Christmas wishlist!
Gerhard Storesund – Drums, Keyboards
Frode Glesnes – Vocals, Bass
Aksel Herløe – Guitars
Ole Sønstabø – Guitars (lead)
01. The Spirit of a Thousand Years
02. Mine våpen mine ord
03. Fra konge te narr
04. Kill the Flame
05. Mot vest
06. Spre vingene
07. The Blood Song
08. Døden tar ingen fangar
09. Tapt uskyld
10. Av djupare røtter
11. Deaf Forever (Motörhead cover)