Glittertind - Til Dovre Faller
I remember Glittertinds debut album Evige Åsatro which was released last year, a lot. Mainly because of the young age of the guy behind it and the music, which is not metal, but is more fitting in the punk genre. And I guess the punk music is making it hard for me to review it. Ive listened to it again and again, but its really not my cup of tea.
Reviewed by Jan F. Lindsø in 5/21/2005
As the debut album, this one also contains the folk-inspired music, and covers of old Norwegian folk music songs. There are also two songs which are made by the guy himself, Torbjørn Sandvik. These are the rawest songs, and in my opinion the best songs. Still I think that the vocals on The Battle of Stiklestad sounds a bit too influenced by the vocals to Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir, which Im not that big a fan of. But I really want to emphasize one more time that these two last songs are the definite best songs ever recorded by Glittertind.
I really had problems reviewing this album, mainly because I find this material a bit average. Playing cover songs isnt exactly the biggest challenge you can think of, and I dont think the music gives me the national patriotic feel one should get of music like this.
Next time I would suggest Torbjørn to make a majority of self made songs, and rather have a few cover songs. I also think he should have excluded Per Spelmanns bane from this release. This is a song with only singing, accompanied by some atmospheric synth. And in my opinion, the MCD wouldve been better without it. After all I think Torbjørn can reach pretty far with his music, no doubt about that. I think that the music mostly will appeal to the younger crowd, and this music probably works best for party-occasions. More self made songs next time Torbjørn, ok?