Album Review: The Flight of Sleipnir – Eventide (Eisenwald)

The Flight of Sleipnir are one of the metal underground’s most unique and consistently compelling bands. Forming in Colorado in 2007, this hydra-headed ensemble has built an always adventurous canon that defies easy categorization. For them – and, of course, suggested by their moniker itself – The Flight of Sleipnir’s creation stemmed from a desire to explore ethereal and progressive sounds with themes that reflect upon the rich literature of ancient Scandinavia.

On May 28th 2021, The Flight of Sleipnir’s newest work will be unveiled to the world. Called ‘Eventide’, it is an audial rumination on the vast mysteries of night time.

A delightful blend of black metal, post atmosphere and progressive soundscapes, The Flight of Sleipnir are a unique sounding bunch. Eventide is a dark but enlightening journey into the night time world. Enchanting but ritualistic at times, there’s dark threat underlying all of it. Especially when the black metal sound erupts following a peaceful piece of melody. A regular occurrence across a 6-track album that hits the 45-minute mark.

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It’s dark and cold metal that will make you feel a bevy of emotions. Especially as The Flight of Sleipnir know exactly how to prey on them. Filling you with starry wonder, having you catch your breath as the icy sunshine of a winter’s morning hits or wander in shadowy reflection, the first half of the album is stunning.

There’s an incredible amount of depth to The Flight of Sleipnir’s Eventide and every single moment feels like an epic one. It constantly captures the imagination and sends it careening into a bottomless pit. Tumbling down, the drop is into suffocating darkness where time seems to slow and all you’re left with is your own quiet contemplation. Something The Flight of Sleipnir are more than happy to aid, with deep and meaningful moments of melody alongside their scarring assault of black metal.

The Flight of Sleipnir – Eventide Full Track Listing:

1. Voland
2. January
3. Thaw
4. Bathe the Stone in Blood
5. Harvest
6. Servitude




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