Brymir – Slayer of Gods (Melodic Death/Viking Metal)


Slayer of Gods is Brymir’s second album and the band is the latest epic viking metal band hailing from Finland after producing bands such as Ensiferum, Wintersun and Turisas. Their debut Breathe Fire to the Sun received a warm welcome and after waiting five years for their follow-up the hopes of the band creating something extremely powerful were high. The album starts off very well with the track For Those Who Have Died probably being their best song made yet but after that it feels like Slayer of Gods drop quite a bit in quality. Not that the album is bad but my hopes were that this album would be one of the best releases of the year after that opening so I do get a bit disappointed that it aint. It kinda goes from a close ten to “only” being good.

Their two singles from the album, The Rain and For Those Who Have Died will please any fan of the genre and Slayer of the Gods is definitely worth looking into. It is a good album and there really isn’t much to complain about, it just feel like Brymir got so much more potential than what they are showing in Slayer of the Gods. I hope that with their next release they truly find their place in the melodic death/viking metal genre and fulfill their potential.

For fans of: Ensiferum and Wintersun
Best song: For Those Who Died
Score: 7/10


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