Here we have the second full length from the Swedish Jarnvidr!
This is the first time i come in contact with their music so i cant compare to the earlier work (3 demos, 1 album) but what i can say is that this is like good cold storm attack!
It would be wrong to say this material is raw & primitive rather then raw & cultivated... even as the sound is necro in some ways the production is well balanced and strong & avoids becoming some thin buzzing meadow without a spine and they have interest in melodies...in the best sense that is!
By the "cultivated " i mean that the compositions has its legs in both a personal evolved state and in its old & dark Nordic soul. Aggressive but with a flair of ancient gloom. And the lyrical themes has also interest in Swedish history/Folklore.
Winds from old times (and i mean older then our modern times!) is soaring and plowing through out (as an example) Jarnvidrs veins like the Gryningsräd (fans of Likvann should like this by the way.) & Vapenoffer!
There is some eccentric taste in intermissions/intro/outros with the quite positive sounding acoustic intro to the cheery military march outro on track 6, all considered this creates a solid persona and i feel that this band will not just be quickly forgotten and buried like so many other bands in this territory.
This release should/could be enjoyed by most BM minions as i see/hear it!
An all around strong album with no fillers and no excuses.
The cd is released by the great Fallen Temple!
2. Der Hammer
3. Längs midnattens stråk
4. Ett brinnande hat som aldrig slocknar
7. För tvedräkt och uppror
8. I förbund med makterna