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Review: Asmegin - Hin Vordende Sod & So
Hin Vordende Sod & So

Label: Napalm Records
Year released: 2003
Duration: 42:22
Tracks: 11
Genre: Folk Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: December 29, 2004
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Hin Vordende Sod & So

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (3 Votes)

Hmmmm. Let's see, we have a band name I can't define and not a single song title in English, I'm going to bet on this being Folk Metal. This was the debut for this Norwegian band, and while I have read many stellar reviews, I have to say I am not quite as exited about this album.

This is a pretty good Folk/Viking album in the general vein of bands like Moonsorrow or Lumsk. You get a lot of folky riffing, some violins, some female vocals, and some chanting mixed in with the growls and heavy double-kick drums. Like Lumsk, this band's sound is pretty much all over the place, with songs that start heavy, get moody and melodic, then blast away in true BM fashion. (Like a lot of folky metal, this band starts with a Black Metal base). The production is very good, and there are some good bits on here. My problem with this disc is the one I often have with this kind of metal, in that the songs don't really hang together, and have little identity. This is well-played music, but it is almost completely unmemorable. So while I would say fans of Folk Metal will like this album, I can't really recommend it that highly, as it is pretty much average for the genre.

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