Release date: 25 August 2003
Style: Viking folk metal


8.4 | 54 votes


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01. Af Helvegum
02. Bruderov Paa Hægstadtun
03. Huldradans - Hin Grønnkledde
04. Til Rondefolkets Herskab
05. Over Ægirs Vidstragte Sletter
06. Slit Livets Baand
07. Efterbyrden
08. Op Af Bisterlitiern
09. Vargr I Véum - Eilivs Bane
10. Blodhevn
11. Valgalder

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Napalm Records
Music by Marius, except 6 by Lars F., 10, 11 by Marius & Auðrvinr
Lyrics by Marius, except 3, 11 by Auðrvinr.
Arranged by Ásmegin, except 3 by Marius

Recorded at TopRoom Studios February 2002 - November 2002 by Børge Finstad & Marius
Mixed November - December 2002 at TopRoom Studios by Børge Finstad & Marius
Produced by Børge Finstad & Marius

Paintings by Fredrik Rahmqvist
Layout by Elena Schirenc
Band logo by Skrymer
Band photos by Emile M. Ashley

Bjørn Olav Holter - Grim and soar throat
Marius Olaussen - Lead and rythm guitars, accordion
Raymond Håkenrud - Lead and rythm guitars
Tommy Brandt - Drums and percussion, backing vocals
Tomas Torgersbråten - Basses, backing vocals

Lars A. Nedland - Clean vocals
Anja Hegge Thorsen - Jew's harp
Oddrun Hegge - Norwegian zither
Lars F. Frøislie - Pianos, Mellotrons and additional keys
Sareeta - Fiddle, female chants and profound screams of terror
Anne Marie Hveding - Wood-nymph chants
Børge "Smuldra Glans" Finstad - Percussion on track 3
Gunhild Førland - Country flutes
Nikolai Brandt - Internal womb screams

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Skøllgrim - 17.03.2010 at 09:34  
Rating: 8 The guest musicians really makes this album worth the while. Love the layers of multiple vocals... Underrated piece of folk metal.
R'Vannith - 23.01.2012 at 15:16  
Rating: 10 One of the very best albums Folk metal has to offer I think.
Fredd - 21.04.2012 at 02:08  
  Af Helvegum & Blodhevn are particularly awesome.
Cynic Metalhead - 05.11.2012 at 10:19  
Rating: 7 With all due respect for this band, in my honest opinion Eluveitie sounds better than Ásmegin. No offence.
Dr. Strawberry - 08.01.2015 at 12:15  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 05.11.2012 at 10:19

With all due respect for this band, in my honest opinion Eluveitie sounds better than Ásmegin. No offence.

Honestly a senseless comparison. No offence.
Cynic Metalhead - 08.01.2015 at 13:18  
Rating: 7 Honestly a senseless No offence.
ArchaicSoul - 08.04.2015 at 13:17  
  I kind of agree that this is the greatest folk metal album ever produced. I simply don't have the lifespan to explain everything right about it, it's just the peak of the genre in my opinion.

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