|Review: Fjord - Vor Tru|
Label: Totenkopf Propaganda
Year released: 2009
Genre: Pagan Metal
Review online: July 9, 2017
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 2.83/5 (56.67%) (6 Votes)
I reviewed this band's demo Vinlandic Northern Heritage back in 2008, but they put out this full-length in 2009 and I missed it. I saw a lot of potential in their demo days, and this album realizes a lot of it. Fjord are a Canadian band all about Bathory. They play big, epic riffs and have a solid guitar sound, and they sing all about Odinism and Nordic pride. The individual thing about them is they don't use raspy vocals, but rather a layered clean-sung choral sound like a mead-hall full of Vikings. This both makes them sound unique, and also serves to cover up the limitations of the vocalist (there is just one guy with multiple tracks stacked up on top of each other.) Singer Wodansson is not great, but he works within his limits and stays in a baritone range, chanting on about mountains, swords, hammers, and snowy vistas of the north. All together it makes for an enjoyable, unusual sound that really conjures a heathen atmosphere. Worth checking out.
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