Ereb Altor always promises one thing with each release: Epic, folk-blended metal inspired by the Norse legends. Vargtimman shakes things up again with a true and sincere Pagan theme in its lyrics and art. Each song delivers majestic riffs and some of the best vocal work from the band. Sharp heavy metal riffs, Nordic melodies, catchy choruses and pounding drums burst set the tone for the rest of the album.
While it does retain the Norse mythological themes in its lyrics, it’s probably the most emotionally song collection that Ereb Altor has released. Aside from the well sung lyrics, both in a harsher blackened voice and incredible epic clean singing, Epic riffs ring throughout the whole album to give it the titanic feeling this juggernaut deserves.
Ereb Altor’s songwriting style is their biggest strength, they write killer songs, memorable songs. When they break away and get into some real shredding they even add to the incredibly strong atmosphere. This is by far the best composed and therefore mature Ereb Altor album in their already impressive career, thanks to its added keyboards, good blend of epic and more traditional riffs, and the vocals being arguably the best ever laced on an Ereb Altor album. Vargtimman is among the best Viking metal albums in many years and possibly one of the better ones in 2022!
Vargtimman releases on January 14th.