Wardruna - Skald LP (Black vinyl)


The present album (Skald), though, is not metal in its traditional, widely-used definition. It is more folk ambient than anything else. It is an acoustic output by the Norwegian musician Kvitrafn (AKA Einar Selvik) who single-handedly took on all the instruments, all of which are traditional, folk Scandinavian ones, and provided vocals for the album. The title of the album (Skald) refers to Scandinavian or Icelandic poets who composed poetry mostly at the courts of the rulers. This album follows the same traditional of narrating tales of the past.