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Review: Sig:Ar:Tyr - Northen

Label: Hammerheart Records
Year released: 2016
Duration: 63:49
Tracks: 9
Genre: Viking Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: May 1, 2016
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 3.29/5 (65.71%) (14 Votes)

This band has been stepping up their game. Daemonskald was the sole member until 2012, when he recruited a real band, so this is the first Sig:Ar:Tyr album recorded by a full band, and you can hear the difference. The excellent Godsaga was expansive and epic, but it still had a bit of the sterility of a one-man project. Northen is a better album in almost every way, showing a heavier, more alive sounding band creating big, powerful Viking Metal. The riffs are better, the leads are excellent, and the album once again creates a monolithic, epic atmosphere. This leaves almost all traces of the band's atmospheric past behind, and stands as a heavy, crunchy work in the vein of Iuvenes, Bathory, or Falkenbach. Good shit.

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