The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Thrudvangar - Vegvisir

Label: Trollzorn Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 45:45
Tracks: 11
Genre: Viking Metal


Review online: December 31, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers' Rating
How do you rate this release?

Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

Thrudvanagar is a Viking/black metal band that's been around for 20 years and Vegvisir is their sixth full-length album. What I noticed from the get-go is how smooth the playing is on this album. Yes, there are evil vocals singing about pagan topics (I assume; the singing is in German) but listening to Vegvisir is like an acoustic pagan metal album that isn't actually acoustic. The riffing is very traditional metal sounding throughout the album and while it has a good tone, is never as savage as you expect black metal to be. The production is warm, not cold and sharp, rendering even the heavier songs like "Fardrengir" easy on the ears. The only thing that stuck with me after several listens is how much I liked it as background music but when I concentrated, I couldn't hold anything in my memory. I don't dislike Vegvisir but I think either more aggression or some actual pagan instrumentation would have served it better.

More about Thrudvangar...
Review: Ahnenthron (reviewed by Pagan Shadow)
Review: Walhall (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 

The Metal Crypt - Crushing Posers Since 1999
Copyright  © 1999-2024, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.