Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wardruna - Runaljod: Gap var Ginnunga

Genre : Neofolk

Wardruna doesn't play common neofolk based on guitars. Instead, we have here a mostly shamanic sound. This includes typical nordic folk instrumentation, featuring jew's harps, traditional drumming, and much more. On top of that, vocals really keep that feeling sincere, with male or female choirs sung in a whole viking way. What makes Wardruna different from the others is precisely that sincerity, this is raw nordic folk like it should be, not modified through other non-original instrumentation. There's a lot to feel on Runaljod but this is defiinitely a complex album that is hard to express with mere words, and that requires more than a single listen to really get into. You'd better dig it if you want to know more about nordic culture and sounds.

Get a taste with Hagal and Jara before you go.

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