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.”
Leah’s genre is “Celtic fantasy metal,” and her albums could easily serve as the soundtracks for shows like Game of Thrones or Vikings. Her fans refer to her as the “metal Enya,” and she embodies the archetype of the “warrior queen” to thousands of dedicated listeners around the world. Now, … Continue reading →