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Review: Grimner - A Call for Battle
A Call for Battle

Label: Independent
Year released: 2010
Duration: 22:53
Tracks: 5
Genre: Viking Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: April 2, 2010
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
A Call for Battle

Rated 3.65/5 (72.94%) (17 Votes)

Grimner is a new Swedish band with five young lads on board. A Call for Battle is their debut EP which they released themselves. This does not prevent the sound production from being more than adequate.

A Call for Battle includes four songs and an instrumental intro. Their musical direction is Viking Metal and the cover art is very significant. This music is kicking at mid-fast pace and possesses certain catchiness in its melodious tones. Crunchy riffs, distorted leads and punchy drums meet epic keyboards, raspy vocals as well as clean ones on this EP. You won't hear anything outstanding or groundbreaking, just a tad generic. Still, this is a pleasant little Viking disc to pop in once in a while. A few folksy parts have been thrown in with instruments like a flute (keys maybe?) and some classical guitar arpeggios in my overall favorite track, "Eldvärldens Härskare".

Grimner is still a young act in its maturing process, but the musical talent is undoubtedly there. I believe the best is yet to come as the Swedish act keep perfecting their songwriting skills.

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