Viking Metal ice giants Skálmöld will release their new live album, 10 Year Anniversary – Live In Reykjavík, on September 25, 2020 via Napalm Records. The album was recorded during their three consecutive sold-out shows at the Gamla Bíó, Reykjavík, Iceland and it transports the mythical atmosphere directly into the listener’s home. Skálmöld celebrated their 10th anniversary together with their devotees in their hometown, right where it all began.
Starting off with their chant-worthy song “Heima”, Skálmöld had concert-goers screaming along from the first second. Quickly transforming into “Árás”, fans almost immediately got to see the wild side of the band which manifests in menacing vocals, fast riffs and protruding drums. Skálmöld classics, like the story of the son of Loki, “Narfi”, and just how dangerous and manipulative Loki’s children truly are, were essential for the setlist. “Niðavellir”, the obscure home of the dwarves, tells the story of tombs and caves, underlined with propelling drums and heavy rhythms. A catchy guitar riff and alternating vocal lines that exude the energy of Skálmöld’s smashing live performances make „Að hausti” an absolute stunner. This is pure Viking Spirit!
As I post this, I’m sat wearing their “rainbow” t-shirt – one of my favourites. Expect a review up soon!
Header image by Gupbi Hanneson