“Swords of Midgard”
Hailing from Italy we have Ulvedharr who play a blend of mid paced Scandinavian Death Metal with some tasty Thrash influences thrown in for good measure.
The riffage on hand here is a blend of Grave but not as crunchy in the guitar department and some Unleashed too, the bass is audible which I like because lets face it not everyone realizes that most bands do have a bass player…you can just never hear them . The vocals are growly enough (think of a more Unleashed flavor to them), there is some clean singing that pops up on songs and this is kept to a minimum.
I must admit though when I saw the logo I was hoping for some raging Black Metal but in fairness I was very surprised and quite content with what these Italians had to offer.
Standout tracks for me were ” Lindsfarne” and ” War is in the eyes of the Besreker” which show the Italians at their most versatile and savage. Great effort here, check out their latest effort too ” Ragnarok”, you won’t be disappointed.
3. Odin Father Never Die
4. War Is in the Eyes of Berserker
5. Onward to Valhalla
6. Beowulf & Grendel (Part 1)
7. Ymir Song
8. The Raven’s Flag
9. Haraldr hárfagri
Ark nattlig ulv – Vocals/Guitars
Fredreyk – Guitars
Mike – Drums
Markus Ener – Bass
Rating: 8 out of 10
~Death Metal Andy