Einherjer are a band from Norway that has been around for a very long time and has also been featured before in this zine and are one of the most well known pagan/viking metal bands and this is a review of their 2014 album "Av Oss, For Oss" which was released by Indie Recordings.
Ocean sounds start off the album along with some synths and acoustic guitars a few seconds later which also brings a medieval and epic feeling to the recording and after the intro the music starts going into a heavier musical direction along with some grim black metal vocals and you can also hear a lot of melodic guitar leads being added into the music and they add a more pagan metal feeling to the bands musical sound.
All of the musical instruments on the album have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the guitar riffing starts adding in more modern Norwegian black metal elements and most of the music sticks to a slow to mid paced musical direction and after awhile the acoustic guitars make their return in certain sections of the recording and enhance the folk music influences of the bands approach to viking metal.
When melodic chants and clean singing are added into the music they start taking the music more into a pagan/black metal musical direction and the band also brings in a couple of long and epic in length tracks and they avoid using any fast parts, raw riffs and most blast to focus more on a melodic pagan/black metal musical direction.
Einherjer remains true to their viking/pagan metal sound of previous recordings while also bringing back some of the more black metal roots to create an album that is very melodic, heavy and epic sounding, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover Norse Paganism and mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Einherjer and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hammer I Kors" "Nord eg ner" and "Trelldom". 8 out of 10.