Release date: 29 August 2014
Style: Post-rock

Rating:

8.3 | 276 votes

Owners:

220 have it
30 want it


01. Lágnætti
02. Ótta
03. Rismál
04. Dagmál
05. Miðdegi
06. Nón
07. Miðaftann
08. Náttmál
09. Tilberi [bonus]
10. Til Valhallar [bonus]
11. Ótta [Elevator Mix] [bonus]

The Best Post-Metal Album Of 2014
Top 20 albums of 2014: 18

Review


Line-up
Aðalbjörn Tryggvason - guitars, vocals
Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson - guitar
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason - drums
Svavar Austman - bass

Staff review by
R'Vannith

Rating:
8.3
There's something naturally interesting about Icelandic music. Perhaps it's out of predilection for its origin, geographic distance and isolation at the top of the world. Whatever the case may be, there's one particular metal band who have managed to convey their own meaning in this phenomena.

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published 06.09.2014 | Comments (12)

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Boxcar Willy - 23.09.2014 at 19:00  
Rating: 9
Written by M C Vice on 23.09.2014 at 10:38

Will I get yelled at if I say I think this's overrated?

YES.


Naw, I can see why people wouldn't enjoy this as much as I do, but I think this is a really strong release.
M C Vice - 24.09.2014 at 09:46  
Rating: 7
Written by Ilham on 23.09.2014 at 14:01

Written by M C Vice on 23.09.2014 at 10:38
Will I get yelled at if I say I think this's overrated?

Strength in numbers, hide behind me while I say half the album is boring.

Surely I should be hiding you with my massive 63kg frame. (no, I didn't call you Shirley, someone will say that, so I'll get in 1st)
I wouldn't really say boring, more like it sounds like its building to something but that something never comes. I've only listened to it once, though, so maybe it'll get better.
Ilham - 24.09.2014 at 11:38  
Rating: 5
Written by M C Vice on 24.09.2014 at 09:46
Surely I should be hiding you with my massive 63kg frame. (no, I didn't call you Shirley, someone will say that, so I'll get in 1st)
I wouldn't really say boring, more like it sounds like its building to something but that something never comes. I've only listened to it once, though, so maybe it'll get better.

Well I am serious, why would you call me Shirley?
You're right, I was harsh. You expressed what I meant by "boring".
M C Vice - 25.09.2014 at 11:31  
Rating: 7 The last of the bonus tracks was really good. They came on one of those mini cds, too. Never had one of them before.
Maco - 27.09.2014 at 23:11  
Rating: 9 I found my album of the year!!! The singer reminds me of Bono sometimes, but with more passion.
Karlabos - 27.09.2014 at 23:30  
Rating: 9
Written by Maco on 27.09.2014 at 23:11

The singer reminds me of Bono

How so?
Maco - 27.09.2014 at 23:34  
Rating: 9
Written by Karlabos on 27.09.2014 at 23:30

Written by Maco on 27.09.2014 at 23:11

The singer reminds me of Bono

How so?


The way he sings in Nattmal for example. When I heard it the first thing in my head was: "Bono"
Fearmeister - 27.09.2014 at 23:41  
Rating: 9 Its true. When I was listening to this, my brother came in and thought I was listening to the new U2 album.
Karlabos - 27.09.2014 at 23:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Fearmeister on 27.09.2014 at 23:41

Its true. When I was listening to this, my brother came in and thought I was listening to the new U2 album.

Which you happen to have on your apple ipod btw
Fearmeister - 28.09.2014 at 00:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Karlabos on 27.09.2014 at 23:46

Written by Fearmeister on 27.09.2014 at 23:41

Its true. When I was listening to this, my brother came in and thought I was listening to the new U2 album.

Which you happen to have on your apple ipod btw


Actually I don't believe it or not
M C Vice - 30.09.2014 at 04:00  
Rating: 7 What style do the 1st 2 bonus tracks count as? I can hear bits of black, thrash, heavy metal and hardcore in there.
Angel N. - 11.10.2014 at 17:41  
Rating: 7 Finally I've heard the whole album which is fairly good but still I can't get why it had drawn so much attention. And these weak vocals ( but I must agree that they fit into the music well) don't even get close to Bono's voice.
Risto - 15.11.2014 at 22:32  
Rating: 8
Written by M C Vice on 30.09.2014 at 04:00

What style do the 1st 2 bonus tracks count as? I can hear bits of black, thrash, heavy metal and hardcore in there.

Late reply is late, but Til Valhallar is a re-recording of the original song from their debut EP.
Zaph - 30.07.2015 at 19:29  
Rating: 6 Gave it another spin today, what a boring album. I'm hoping they play some stuff from Köld when I see them live because this will just put me to sleep.
Zykloncrawaxx - 13.11.2015 at 23:16  
Rating: 8 Solstafir with their sound striped down? They did that once, it was called Fjara. But Fjara was still loud and encompassing. Without that it all just sounds boring. This is still good, and is far more enjoyable when they play the songs live, but this album could have had much better production to keep it on par with their previous two albums.
VIG - 24.08.2016 at 22:34  
 
Written by Boxcar Willy on 23.09.2014 at 19:00

Written by M C Vice on 23.09.2014 at 10:38

Will I get yelled at if I say I think this's overrated?

YES.


Naw, I can see why people wouldn't enjoy this as much as I do, but I think this is a really strong release.

Agreed
MaritaLiivak - 16.11.2016 at 17:29  
  Hello fellow Sólstafir fans


I'm here to share something a little bit off topic, yet very relevant to this song.

I guess it's a very unoriginal thing to say, but I really love music. I'm not a musician, I prefer visual arts for myself, but the thing is that my art wouldn't exist without music, since it's what drives me to lift up the brush in the first place. A year ago I made this painting https://www.etsy.com/listing/468565966/hingepeegel-a-mirror-to-the-soul-oil?ref=shop_home_active_4 and the whole time making it I was listening to Ótta, it's almost as if the piece isn't really complete without the song. I wanted to show it to you in an interest that if you see this piece and connect it to the song, may be you'll find a visual stimulation to what you've formerly heard through speakers . My aim is to sell the piece, but I'm writing here in hopes of finding someone who will appreciate it and understand the true meaning behind it, which is the feeling and the state of mind that Ótta puts you in.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincere regards


Marita
Dima - 17.11.2016 at 09:48  
 
Written by MaritaLiivak on 16.11.2016 at 17:29

Hello fellow Sólstafir fans

Marita


You're really talented
Paz - 17.11.2016 at 11:23  
 
Written by Dima on 17.11.2016 at 09:48

You're really talented

Is the link safe?
Dima - 17.11.2016 at 11:52  
 
Written by Paz on 17.11.2016 at 11:23

Written by Dima on 17.11.2016 at 09:48

You're really talented

Is the link safe?


ye man Etsy is safe.
Paz - 17.11.2016 at 12:17  
 
Written by Dima on 17.11.2016 at 11:52

ye man Etsy is safe.

Thanks. I thought it was a spam

She's indeed very talented...

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