In the age of the Wolf, Ereb Altor leads the way. Powerful epic pagan metal that is way ahead of the pack! On January 14th, 2022 they will release ‘Vargtimman’ via Hammerheart Records.
The word you’re looking for is ‘epic’. Ereb Altor produce a collection of tracks dripping in Norse vibes and with pagan influences. A blend of power and heavy metal dominated by massive riffs and vocals that often lift the spirit up high.
A fist pumping and head-banging start with I Have the Sky transitions to the title track and things get a bit darker here. More savage sounding vocals and a more prominent pagan metal edge. It’s harsher but still has the sense of grandness.
Back to the mellower melodies but powerful sound, Fenris has a fascinating folk edge that makes you picture rolling wildernesses and high mountains. Rise of the Destroyer focuses on the ferocious side of the band for something that sounds hotter than hell itself. The fast and frantic instrumentation met by warring vocals; one blisteringly sinister and the other forcefully clean.
Alvablot is the longest track and with it, comes a lavish and wonder-laden effort, before Den Dighra Döden showcases a darker and much more gothic sound. Nice and heavy but twisted by evil sounding rhythm and those scathing vocals.
Something that also applies to Ner i Mörkret, although this one is more focused on imposing heaviness with another larger-than-life chorus.
The album them wraps up with one last mighty effort in the form of Heimdals Horn. A continuation of all the epic music heard so far and delivering one last powerful song to lift the soul.
Ereb Altor – Vargtimman Full Track Listing:
1. I Have the Sky
4. Rise of the Destroyer
6. Den Dighra Döden
7. Ner i Mörkret
8. Heimdals Horn
Ereb Altor - Vargtimman (Hammerheart Records)
The Final Score - 8/10