Solstafir - Otta CD
Despite the ambitious conceptual frame, the band manages to deliver a diversified, entertaining and inspired listening experience that is much more accessible than one could think at first contact. This record should please to fans of atmospheric post-rock but also experimental alternative rock while people who enjoy oppressing doom metal and introspective neofolk should also give this ambitious release a fair chance. The album might take a few spins to open up due its complex topic and length but it keeps getting more and more intense with each spin. Each time I listened to this album, I had another new favourite song depending on my personal mood. This is a sophisticated piece of art that drags you into a fascinating world of darkness, folklore and nature and represents Icelandic culture very well.