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North Star

by Einherjer

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Frederick Squier
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Frederick Squier My favorite track is Chasing the Serpent . Not the best thing they have ever done but still very good!
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dimitu Pretty decent album. More straightforward than Norrone Spor to my taste. Not a masterpiece though. The level of 90s albums still remains not reached.
Favorite track - Chasing the Serpent (somehow can't be selected as there are only 3 initial tracks in the drop-down list)
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H.L. Oh Odin, is it really a quarter century which has passed since "Dragons of the North", one of my evergreen albums from these glorious days? I guess, it is so unbelievable as "North Star" sounds like a direct successor of the classic album: Heavy, melodic slightly rumbling Viking metal with a good groove and high dynamic - an album which gives proof that EINHERJER are not a bunch of toothless Viking veterans but experienced warriors still hungry for battle and still reference within the genre! Favorite track: West Coast Groove.
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PKMetal Yeah! As good as Einherjer have been in their native language since Blot, the return to all English lyrics was a great choice. Every song is my favorite until the next one starts. Best production they've had in years, too. I've been buying Einherjer albums since 1998, and they continue to be a no-brainer purchase in 2021.
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Stars 05:32
Ascension 07:39
Higher Fire 03:38


With North Star, Viking Metal pioneers EINHERJER release their eighth studio album on February 26, 2021, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres once again. The album marks the band’s return to Napalm Records after 25 years, and their release of the legendary Dragons Of The North album (1996). The Norwegian metal outfit remains musically true to themselves and reinforces their exceptional position.
North Star was recorded in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic at the in-house Studio Borealis, owned by founding member and mastermind Frode Glesnes. The raw production ties in seamlessly with its predecessor Norrøne Spor and makes North Star probably the most powerful EINHERJER album to date! North Star is EINHERJER's musical mission towards something bigger - the search for guidance by the North Star in a constantly changing world that is searching for stability.
The album’s opener, "The Blood And The Iron", peppered with uncompromising double-bass thunderstorms, pulls the listener in from the very first second, while "Stars" stomps through atmospheric soundscapes with dark chords. "West Coast Groove" underlines EINHERJER's technical songwriting sophistication with finest guitar solos.
Founded in Norway in 1993, the band has significantly influenced the way of Viking Metal in the following years with Dragons Of The North - 25 years later, EINHERJER are stronger than ever and are bursting with energy on North Star!



released February 26, 2021


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Einherjer Haugesund, Norway

Founded in 1993, Einherjer's albums are heavily folk influenced, while others have a more traditional symphonic black metal sound. Their lyrics retell Norse legends, and each of their albums has its own theme. The band split up in early 2004 after releasing the album Blot in December 2003, but later reformed . ... more

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