SOLSTAFIR (ice) "Berdreyminn" 2xLP
A band with a charismatic sound like Sólstafir can only evolve if it finds the right balance between typical trademarks and a few new soundscapes. That's precisely what happens on the new album Berdreyminn.
Some people might have had concerns about this record after the band's ugly split with founding member and drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason but this change didn't have any negative impacts on this record. Sólstafir sounds as convincing, inspired and unique as it did before the split.
Fans of the band, occasional listeners and potential new fans who like atmospheric post-rock, Northern folk sounds and progressive doom metal should give this release a chance.