When I got the news that Einherjer would release another album, I was obviously very excited, since they’re one of my cult bands ever since, and one of the first of a genre called Pagan metal that gave birth to other genres like viking or folk… whatever you wanna call it. “Av Oss, For Oss” it’s everything we can expect from this historical band and continues with virtue the story of this band. A strong record, very firm with songs like Hammer I Kros, Nidstong, Nord Og Ner, that connects us to the earth, make us travel through time, open up the skies and finally leave the roots at the surface with the epic Av Oss For Oss. A feast for the ears with that characteristic and precious sound, that carries on the metal flag into the horizon firmly, something that other bands of the genre tend to find heavy to carry as time flies by. One of best albuns of the year for sure, and certainly, will airplay a lot on my stereo.
Words by: Daniel Lemminkainen