Himinbjorg - _Golden Age_
by: Pedro Azevedo (
With a new guitarist and a new drummer, Himinbjorg have replaced half
the band after _Haunted Shores_; whether that is one of the main
reasons for the renewed venom found in _Golden Age_ I cannot tell. The
fact remains that this new album sees a strong Himinbjorg return to
the fray with an album that can conjure up a whirlwind during its
faster sections just as easily as it can slow down into a rather more
majestic pace. With the changes in pace and occasional clean singing,
Himinbjorg follow the footsteps of early Borknagar -- there is a feeling
of something nordic to the music of these Frenchmen, and _Golden Age_
shows character as well as vigour and skill. Dynamic and engaging,
this new Himinbjorg effort should prove well worth your time.
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