1. Grimner ‘Vanadrottning‘
Amazing just like with their album ‘Frost mot Eld’ in 2016, Grimner won the battle for the first place with their album ‘Vanadrottning’ this year again. Remarkable fact: their label Despotz Records delivered the Best Album or Best Debut-Album for the 3rd year in a row.
With 36 out of 50 points Grimner was the obvious winner this year. Two times voted for as best album of the year and one time 2nd best, made them outstanding winners.
“I would say that “Vanadrottning is as good if not better than “Frost Mot Eld”……and I reviewed “Frost” and it was a 10 so another 10 without question.” “What I appreciate is that they are not trying to be something they are not…..like writing a 20 minute song for an example. Tracks range in the 3 to 6 minute range and they understand that is more than enough time to get everything accomplished. The flute/pipes parts are there as always and probably the most identifiable part of their sound thanks to Johan but I would say that everyone gets a chance to shine on this album.”
By: ReinRating: 6/10Release: 15 February 2019Label: Independent One of the albums I was looking forward to the most this year was the first full album by Turkish trio Kara Han. Their EP blew me away in 2018. Fantastic melodies, oriental influences, a very own sound within the boundaries of folk … Continue reading →