Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Arntor
By

Rating
Album: Arntor
# Song Title   Time
1)    Beginning, The
2)    Arntor, A Warrior
3)    Burial Mound of King Hydnes, The
4)    Blacksmith and the Troll of Lundamyri, The
5)    Struggle, The
6)    Longing, The
7)    Ending
 

Album: Arntor
# Song Title   Time
1)    Beginning, The
2)    Arntor, A Warrior
3)    Burial Mound of King Hydnes, The
4)    Blacksmith and the Troll of Lundamyri, The
5)    Struggle, The
6)    Longing, The
7)    Ending
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Windir: Valfar (guitar, accordion, keyboards, bass).
  • Additional personnel: Steingrim (drums).
  • Although their very fine debut, 1997's SOKNARDALR, had already shown a remarkable creative vision and no lack of songwriting maturity, Windir's second album, 1998's ARNTOR, took advantage of lessons learned and much improved production standards to take the group's folk-laden black metal to a whole new level. Setting standards that would hereafter be emulated by numerous extreme metal bands attuned to their native musical traditions (e.g. Romania's Negura Bunget and the Ukraine's Drudkh), ARNTOR was arguably the shot heard 'round the world, as it were -- only that world happened to be the relatively small, reclusive, and tight-knit world of black metal. Nevertheless, the metal-free, accordion-ruled "Byrjing" (The Beginning) and conversely black metal-loaded "Ending" provided suitably opposed bookends, spanning the breadth of what lay between -- much of it as groundbreaking as it was astonishingly easy to absorb. In short, this album's importance in the grand scheme of Scandinavian heavy metal is difficult to overstate, and if Sweden's Bathory were responsible for introducing the Viking metal concept to begin with, then the watershed ARNTOR gave Windir a strong case as heirs to their throne, by showing the way forward for the genre's future disciples.
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Arntor on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top