Saturday, January 31, 2009

SATURDAY MORNING DOUBLE FEATURE: OWNED BY ODIN

EINHERJER - ODIN OWNS YE ALL (1998)



Einjerher is a Norwegian band, formed in 1993, that plays pure fucking VIKING METAL, the type of shit that pounds in your head as you storm into battle astride the mighty steed Sleipnir, battle axe in hand, to cut down your foes in a blaze of bloody rage. Heavily influenced by the folk music of their native country, Einherjer's sound is the definition of HEAVY, slow and plodding at times but always intense and full of malice. Download the album and ride into combat with Einherjer, for your final destination will be either Victory or Valhalla. Either way you win! Odin commands it to be so!

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EINHERJER - BLOT (2003)



"Blot" is by far Einherjer's best album thus far (don't get me wrong, "Odin Owns Ye All" is great too), showing their progress over the preceding decade. It sort of sounds like the singer's balls finally dropped on this album, the vocals are much fuller and harsher here than on any other release. The music on "Blot" has grown quite a bit too, every riff is a fist-pumping, chest-beating ode to Crom, groove-y without being corny. This album is somewhere between Dethklok and Emperor, a simple, crunchy head-banger with unmistakable Norse roots. The intro, "Einheriermarsien", all Conan-esque symphonies and crying eagles, sets the tone perfectly for this Viking march to war, and the rest of the disc never lets up, pummeling its enemies and stoking the Faithful. Brutal.

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1 comment:

jaginguene said...

a good listen for a sunday afternoon;