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Sólstafir - Í Blóđi Og Anda

7.4 | 63 votes |
Release date: January 2002
Style: Atmospheric black metal


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Disc I
01. Undir Jökli
02. Í Blóði Og Anda
03. The Underworld Song
04. Tormentor
05. 2000 Ár
06. Ei Við Munum Iðrast
07. Bitch In Black
08. Í Víking
09. Árstíðir Dauðans

Disc II [2013 reissue bonus]
01. Undir Jökli [demo]
02. Í Blóði Og Anda [demo]
03. The Underworld Song [demo]
04. Tormentor [demo]
05. 2000 Ár [demo]
06. Piano Song [demo]
07. Ei Við Munum Iðrast [demo]
08. Bitch In Black [demo]
09. Í Víking [demo]
10. Undirheimalagid [rehearsal version]

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

Additional info
Produced by Sólstafir
Recorded and mixed at Studio Núlist (April 1999 - July 2000)
Engineered by Hörður Óttarsson
Mixed by Finnur Hákonarson (December 2000 - January 2001)
Master by Finnur Hákonarson
Cover artwork by Verner Wellsandt
Layout by SJ

Guest review by
Well done!!! And actually their first full length album (more than 3 or 4 songs).

This album kinda stays with you (me at least) and it's hard to listen to it without being moved by one or two songs, like it's suppose to leave some sort of impression on the listener, or change the listeners ideas on how to use different styles of music. At least I can't get enough of this album, it's like someone finally answered my prayers for a band that is doing something almost totally different from what everybody else is doing. Well, on this album it's still a little experimental but the sound is great (when comparing to other bands that are still experimenting). One can hear that immense work was put into this album and it's easy to hear that they are probably the most experienced band in Iceland after Forgarður Helvítis, but they never did what Sólstafir do on this album, these changes or should I say this transformation.

published 16.03.2007 | Comments (0)

This currently re-released album is an overlooked gem in Sólstafir's back catalogue. A raw, dare I say "warm" but fierce output along a path, the band has long since strayed from; with good production and more than a few elements that will surprise you.

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25.04.2014 - 23:54
Rating: 9

The first few songs didn't really do all that much, but holy shit that back half.
24.03.2015 - 20:18
Rating: 6

Í Víking is amazing!But I OMG,that voice is annoying
18.08.2016 - 18:18
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Not sure why this is labeled "atmospheric black metal" when there is virtually nothing resembling black metal on the album as far as I can tell. Great debut, however! Didn't like this at all when I first got into the band but it's grown on me quite a bit.
18.08.2016 - 19:28
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Sounds like U2 gone BM.
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
01.04.2019 - 08:21
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Árstíðir Dauðans still gives me the goosebumps.
Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.

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