Release date: 26 October 2012
Style: Viking folk metal

Rating:

7.6 | 25 votes

Owners:

35 have it
4 want it


01. Óðinn
02. Sleipnir
03. Gleipnir
04. Fenrisúlfur
05. Himinhrjóður
06. Miðgarðsormur
07. Narfi
08. Hel
09. Váli
10. Loki

Review


Line-up
Björgvin Sigurðsson - vocals, guitars
Gunnar Ben - keyboards
Þráinn Árni Baldvinsson - guitars
Baldur Ragnarsson - guitars
Jón Geir Jóhannsson - drums
Snæbjörn Ragnarsson - bass

Guest musicians
Edda Tegeder Óskarsdóttir - vocals

Guest review by
Aebsi

Rating:
8.4
Skálmöld released their second album, Börn Loka, last year as the follow up to Baldur, their first release, but it's not a sequel. On this album they find themselves experimenting with the more darker and heavier sides of metal. I can't say that I didn't expect them to try this (knowing the Icelandic scene).

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Aebsi - 08.05.2012 at 11:08  
Rating: 8 Skálmöld just revealed the name of song nr. 3 on their studio blog on their Facebook. Gleipnir is the name.
Aebsi - 19.10.2012 at 22:35  
Rating: 8 Oh I'm so buying this album on my visit back "home" to Iceland this 29th, hopefully it'll be available on vinyl.
Ellrohir - 09.11.2012 at 21:57  
  Time I - 8.5...Börn Loka - 6.8

Dark Forever - 15.11.2012 at 18:49  
Rating: 6
Written by Ellrohir on 09.11.2012 at 21:57

Time I - 8.5...Börn Loka - 6.8




I don't see the connection between Skálmöld and Wintersun. Also, this album is pretty average, some good moments in it but overall it sounds rather uninspired.
Ellrohir - 15.11.2012 at 23:49  
  Well many ppl falsely believe Wintersun is a fine example of viking metal...

and if you say this album is uninspired, fair enough, but then Time I lies in the very depths of darkest abyss in that matter...
sam1oq - 17.12.2014 at 23:34  
  I only got this album because of the song Gleipnir. That sound is so damn uplifting and then he starts grunting which I just find really funny. I didn't like the rest though, but I can't understand the Islandic language so I guess I'm seriously missing something.

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