Behold, Skálmöld's second release Börn Loka!! First off, what is not to like about a six piece band of heathens from ICELAND!!! That alone makes their second release worthy!!
Skálmöld has done their homework and practiced their instruments and their lore!!! Good solid Viking Metal [dammit I hate labels but it does work well for this type of metal!] Heathen Metal at its finest. Skálmöld have captured the landscape and the battle and put it right in your heart!! Epic/Viking metal that makes you want to put your fur pelts on and drink mead from your horn for hours!!
The vocals are great!! Fierce and full of energy!! The guitars are galloping and battle ready. No noodling, just straight forward hordes of battle ready Icelanders on the charge!!
Many of the tunes on this cd are chest beating toe tappers!! I personally have a place in my collection for all thing Heathen/ Pagan/Viking/ Battle metal!! This is a must have for anyone that enjoys this genre of METAL.