Valgaldr are a band from Norway that plays a very raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Ostenfor Sol" which will be released in July by Heathen Tribes.
A very fast and raw black metal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and the music is very heavily rooted in the traditional Nordic style while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the vocals are all grim screams.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and the solos and leads also bring in a very melodic style and the music also brings in a great amount of 90's second wave influences while a couple of tracks also brings in a brief use of clean singing and the whole album also sticks to a heavy and raw musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Valgaldr plays a style of black metal that is very raw and old school in the true Nordic tradition, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover dark themes.
In my opinion Valgaldr are a very great sounding raw Norwegian black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Et Slott i Skogen" "Vargnatt" and "Slagmark". 8 out of 10.