Album 0208: Falkenbach – …Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri…

Falkenbach - Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri - Front 1

Release Date: 1998
Genre: Folk Metal

Tracklisting:

1. …When Gjallarhorn Will Sound (08:30)
2. …Where Blood Will Soon Be Shed (07:15)
3. Towards The Hall Of Bronzen Shields (06:02)
4. The Heathenish Foray (08:00)
5. Walhall (05:29)
6. Baldurs Tod (05:54)

Total Length: 41:09

…When Gjallarhorn Will Sound has a great intro, and I love both the clean and harsh vocals. The spots of synth sounds that pop up are great to hear, and the overall melodies and rhythms of the entire track are wonderful. …Where Blood Will Soon Be Shed isn’t quite as intriguing, and I quite dislike the really deep, spoken word section. Still some nice riffs though. Towards The Hall Of Bronzen Shields is also a bit of a step down in quality, it doesn’t really stick with me and the guitar solo sounds very basic.

The Heathenish Foray is better, but a bit repetitive by the end. Walhall doesn’t have a very good intro and brings back that really deep voice again, but this is still an enjoyable song. Baldurs Tod is a fairly strong ending track. It’s entirely instrumental, catchy but not too repetitive. I want to really like Falkenbach and this album, but the songwriting just isn’t quite varied enough ever, and the atmosphere has a weird duality that is hard to get used to.

Final Rating: 7/10

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