2nd Album from the Norwegian Folk Metal Band. Concept Album about the Norway's Christianization
With "Landkjenning" (in English "Landing"), Glittertind commemorates the
history and poetry of the Norwegian homeland. Traditional melodies and
Nordic sounds determine the overall picture of an album that nevertheless
finds repeated diversity in its placement of drums and fast riffs. The
folkloric sounds delivered by authentic instruments of old skillfully merge
with modern elements to create catchy, detail-oriented works. The clean
and powerful vocals, sung in Norwegian, give "Landkjenning" a unique touch.
The very profound lyrical concept revolves around Norway's Christianization
and transports the listener 100 years back into the past, to a time where
one had to decide between the new religion and the traditional old ways.
Kris Verwimp's (Arkona, Crimfall, Moonsorrow) artistic know-how has
impressively captured this lyrical theme graphically. Glittertind's latest
album is an authentic and primal piece of music that will undoubtedly
capture the hearts of Folk Metal fans worldwide.