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Release date: 19 October 1999
Style: Viking black metal


8.8 | 257 votes


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01. Byrjing (The Beginning)
02. Arntor, Ein Windir (Arntor, A Warrior)
03. Kong Hydnes Haug (The Burial Mound Of King Hydnes)
04. Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet (The Blacksmith And The Troll Of Lundamyri)
05. Kampen (The Struggle)
06. Saknet (The Longing)
07. Ending (Ending)

Top 20 albums of 1999: 10
Top 200 albums of all time: 114

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Released by Head Not Found

Guest review by
Carl Berg

Here it is: the album that began all folk metal. The album that was epic to such proportions that it is widely recognized today as a metal masterpiece. The album that inspired Finntroll to play pagan metal. The album of a dead man, who unfortunately passed away at the end of 2003, freezing to death in Reppastolen, Norway while walking home to his mountain cabin.

published 31.05.2010 | Comments (13)

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Bolverk - 25.04.2011 at 18:37  
  8.9? really low... for me, this is the best album ever done
BeastOfMetal456 - 14.08.2011 at 17:27  
  First spin. EPIC METAL!!!!!!!!
BlueMobius - 09.05.2012 at 02:25  
Rating: 8 It's definitely a great album but I think 1184 is probably my favorite Windir album. Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet happens to be one of my favorite Windir tracks though.
cadenceofthewind - 16.08.2012 at 12:14  
  Geez, I had forgotten how incredibly awesome this album (and Windir) is...
BigNaughtyV - 18.12.2013 at 02:45  
Rating: 10 How is 1184 rated higher than this? Arntor is one of the best viking block metal albums ever, up there with Vikingligr Veldi.
Erik M. - 01.04.2014 at 22:55  
Rating: 9 Fantastic album. Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet (The Blacksmith And The Troll Of Lundamyri) and Saknet (The Longing) are easily the best songs on here.
Sword_Chant - 10.05.2014 at 16:01  
Rating: 9 Painfully underrated band...
Troy Killjoy - 10.05.2014 at 16:15  
Written by Sword_Chant on 10.05.2014 at 16:01

I don't think this word means what you think it means.
Alex Fenger - 11.05.2014 at 21:50  
Rating: 9 Yeah Windir are definitely not underrated. They get all of the recognition they deserve (which is tons and tons of recognition). Given that this album has an 8.7 after 240 votes I think we can safely confirm that
Dead Eternity - 14.05.2014 at 02:06  
Rating: 10 Saknet is so fucking great!

Edit: And I think this album is on par with 1184.

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