Blessed with a keen ear for riffs and a wide range of vocal capabilities, Skálmöld
had no choice but to succeed with Vögguvísur Yggdrasils
, the fourth entry into this Icelandic folk metal saga. Whether galloping along to Amon Amarth
-style melodeath, layering clean vocals into Týr
-style choruses, tossing out NWOBHM-inspired riff bonanzas, or breaking out the folk instrumentation for a taste o' the real stuff, Skálmöld
is constantly engaged in making gripping, heavy, and distinct-sounding metal. You might have trouble remembering the name, but the sound of Vögguvísur Yggdrasils
will stick with you for a long time to come.