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Kvervandi - Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik

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    Happy_Shredder Link
    Man, I love this song so much, and the whole album too. It's just so beautiful. I find this song in particular really meaningful, meditative even. Einar says: Their collaboration from last year...

    Man, I love this song so much, and the whole album too. It's just so beautiful. I find this song in particular really meaningful, meditative even. Einar says:

    Kvervandi means ‘turning’ or ‘whirling’ and is lyric-wise rather playfully displaying the various cycles of nature and of life from a Norse perspective. The song itself is heavy, slow moving, emotional and uncompromising just like the turning wheels of nature.

    Their collaboration from last year was excellent too.

    4 votes
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      CALICO Link Parent
      Got any other recommendations? I've listened to Skuggsjá for the first time today, after finding it through Wardruna (who I found through Heilung, who I found through Turisas). The whole album was...

      Got any other recommendations?

      I've listened to Skuggsjá for the first time today, after finding it through Wardruna (who I found through Heilung, who I found through Turisas). The whole album was great, but this track was by far my favorite.

      My folk/viking metal knowledge begins and ends there though, but I really dig the sound.

      4 votes
      1. cfabbro (edited ) Link Parent
        Heilung might interest you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRg_8NNPTD8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJvcN41H3Is And while not viking rock/metal, the song you submitted (which was great BTW)...

        Heilung might interest you:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRg_8NNPTD8
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJvcN41H3Is

        And while not viking rock/metal, the song you submitted (which was great BTW) reminded me of a couple throat singing Mongolian rock/metal bands that I listen to, which you may enjoy as well.

        Tengger Cavalry - War Horse
        The Hu - Yuve Yuve Yu

        And if you like those I got tons more. ;)

        p.s. Bonus "proper" Mongolian throat singing.

        3 votes
      2. Happy_Shredder Link Parent
        Einar Selvik's work is pretty unique. Dark Folk and Neofolk are good keywords for similar-ish stuff. Faun, Neun Welten, and Wolcensmen are good places to start. For viking metal, start where it...

        Einar Selvik's work is pretty unique. Dark Folk and Neofolk are good keywords for similar-ish stuff. Faun, Neun Welten, and Wolcensmen are good places to start.

        For viking metal, start where it all began with Bathory. Then jump into Einherjer, Enslaved, Heidevolk,Månegarm, Romuvos, Scald, Thyrfing etc (I don't want to overwhelm with links).

        For folk metal, Skyforger and Skyclad are the earliest examples, but I don't think they're very good. Try Primordial, Falkenbach, Vintersorg, Windir for 90s style folk metal. Ensiferum is kinda where the modern sound comes in, along with Moonsorrow, Korpiklaani, Turisas, Arkona, Týr etc. The big names pretty much dominate the scene; there's lots of copycats but they don't add much.

        You'll probably also like Agalloch and Nechochwen.

        3 votes