Norwegian pioneers of viking metal Helheim are back with another album just two years after raunijaR. landawarijaR is the bands 9th full-length release since their formation in 1992. What’s quite astonishing is that Helheim still has the founding members active within the band with only three changes throughout the career.
Not much has changed since raunijaR. Helheim still delivers black/viking metal with a Norse mythology theme, epic songs over five minutes long and more often than not getting close to the ten minutes mark. That being said why would it have to change? Helheim knows by now what works and not for them and they do it so well I can only salute them for being one of the most consistent bands these 20 years, not releasing a single bad album so far.
If you’ve heard Helheim before then you know exactly what to expect and this is more of that sweet candy. If you haven’t then it’s right about time to dig into the Norwegian beast. landawarijaR is simply great and it’s the perfect way to embrace the cold winter that’s still going here in Sweden. Take a sip of that mead, sit back and relax because you’re in for another viking journey to Helheim.
For fans of: Enslaved and Kampfar
Favorite song: Ouroboros