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Windir - 1184


8.9 | 469 votes |
Release date: 19 November 2001
Style: Viking black metal

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551 have it
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01. Todeswalzer
02. 1184
03. Dance Of Mortal Lust
04. The Spiritlord
05. Heidra
06. Destroy
07. Black New Age
08. Journey To The End

Top 20 albums of 2001: 4
Top 200 albums of all time: 61

Line-up
Terje "Valfar" Bakken - vocals, accordion, programming, bass, guitar, synths
Jarle "Hvall" Kvåle - bass
Jørn "Steingrim" Holen - drums
Sture Dingsøyr - guitars
Stian "Strom" Bakketeig - guitars
Gaute "Righ" Refsnes - keyboard

Guest musicians
Cosmocrator - vocals

Additional info
Released by Head Not Found

Produced by Valfar, Hvall and Torbjørn Akkerhaugen.

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Rating:
9.0
The mass influx of new and upcoming black metal bands during (and well beyond) the '90s introduced -- by way of competition, inspiration, and admiration -- a slew of content for audiences to sift through. Some bands quickly separated from the rest like oil atop water, rising to the top due to their instrumental mastery, engaging songwriting process, unique sound, and/or unorthodox stylistic choices.

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published 05.09.2019 | Comments (12)

Marking seven years since the incredibly unfortunate death of Valfar. This album is perhaps his best work, with the chilling and unsettlingly real "Journey To The End" to mark the end.

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Comments: 26   [ 1 ignored ]   Visited by: 1095 users
25.04.2010 - 10:48
Rating: 10
patrickmetal12
Jizz-in-my-pants-AMAZING!
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25.04.2010 - 11:52
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Journey To The End is the best epitaph ever

I embraced my vision, as it was common for me,
A fate, a destiny, an inevitable early death
Finally I'm dead,
And the vision is revealed for everyone else.
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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07.05.2011 - 17:23
Bolverk
This album is epic, just perfect!
8.9 is a bit low
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15.08.2011 - 18:19
BeastOfMetal456
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I'll give this one a listen today. Anticipated!
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15.08.2011 - 18:23
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 15.08.2011 at 18:19
I'll give this one a listen today. Anticipated!

You forgot to post this in the Windir thread too.
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15.08.2011 - 18:26
BeastOfMetal456
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.08.2011 at 18:23

Written by Guest on 15.08.2011 at 18:19
I'll give this one a listen today. Anticipated!

You forgot to post this in the Windir thread too.

I'm going there!!!! Is there something wrong with that, Troy? If there is, I'll stop doing it.
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15.08.2011 - 18:28
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 15.08.2011 at 18:26
I'm going there!!!! Is there something wrong with that, Troy? If there is, I'll stop doing it.

Technically, no. You're posting something relevant to the topic at hand - but it's a little spammy for sure, in that three separate sections of the site don't need to know the exact same thing.

Although you are adhering to the 101 Rules of Being a Metal Stormer.
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15.08.2011 - 18:31
BeastOfMetal456
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.08.2011 at 18:28

Written by Guest on 15.08.2011 at 18:26
I'm going there!!!! Is there something wrong with that, Troy? If there is, I'll stop doing it.

Technically, no. You're posting something relevant to the topic at hand - but it's a little spammy for sure, in that three separate sections of the site don't need to know the exact same thing.

Although you are adhering to the 101 Rules of Being a Metal Stormer.

I'm a great metalstormer!!! Windir's a great band too, to stay on topic
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24.11.2011 - 23:26
JD
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Great album, but the electronic parts in the last song ruined this album for me.
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23.11.2012 - 22:53
Immortal
Jesus talk about police state
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29.12.2012 - 23:07
Dinruth
Just got it as a Christmas present (yeah a bit late, but I was in Finland the past 8 days) ... it's sooo unbelievably good
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11.07.2013 - 22:22
Rating: 10
Sword_Chant
Loving this album! First time i've heard of this band, they kinda sound like a folkier version of the early-era Mayhem. Might check out their other albums!
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01.04.2014 - 23:04
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Somehow this one doesn't click with me like Arntor and Likferd do. Strange, because many apparently consider this album to be their best one. Still great stuff. Not many bands are as consistent in terms of quality as Windir, that's for sure.
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21.07.2014 - 21:36
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Ignore my last comment. Spun this around 5 times now and it's totally awesome. This might very well be the most consistent band ever, for me. All of their material, especially their last 3 albums, are excellent.
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13.09.2014 - 13:40
Rating: 6
Dr. Strawberry
Written by Bolverk on 07.05.2011 at 17:23

This album is epic, just perfect!
8.9 is a bit low

8.9 is too much overrated !
The disco beats in the last few tracks really made this album S.
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13.09.2014 - 14:58
Dima
The ending to 'Journey to the End' is one of the best album outros ever made...
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13.09.2014 - 15:01
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Dima on 13.09.2014 at 14:58

The ending to 'Journey to the End' is one of the best album outros ever made...

I agree. It shouldn't have worked but it did.
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13.09.2014 - 22:56
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Want to use Lit.'s video response to God Buster's post so bad right now...
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14.09.2014 - 04:16
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Erik M. on 13.09.2014 at 22:56

Want to use Lit.'s video response to God Buster's post so bad right now...



ffs please stop feeding the moronic brain dead troll/
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14.09.2014 - 05:24
Lit.
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Can't even see him cause I ignored him, so fuck 'im.

I don't like this album anyway, so I'd probably end up agreeing with him, too.
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14.09.2014 - 14:37
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.09.2014 at 04:16

ffs please stop feeding the moronic brain dead troll/


Can't help it, it's too tempting sometimes. But it's not like I quoted him, so he might not even read what I wrote...
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12.01.2015 - 20:20
Rating: 10
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
RIP. These guys were great and nobody else sounds quite like them. Something about how they combined those epic tremolo marches with those hypnotic clean treble leads just works so well.
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26.06.2015 - 10:57
Rating: 9
Stereolab42
Written by Guest on 13.09.2014 at 15:01

Written by Dima on 13.09.2014 at 14:58

The ending to 'Journey to the End' is one of the best album outros ever made...

I agree. It shouldn't have worked but it did.


Exactly. First time I heard it I was like WTF? Second time I heard it I was like, "this is pure fucking genius". Have to check out the other albums now...
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22.01.2018 - 14:43
Rating: 10
Sword_Chant
Written by Dima on 13.09.2014 at 14:58

The ending to 'Journey to the End' is one of the best album outros ever made...


Your right, no other metal band out there has a sound like that. Still to this day and since 2013 it's one of, if not my all time favourite melody.

It's such a shame what happened to their singer, for the music these guys produced they deserved a bigger discography.
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07.10.2018 - 19:54
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Erik M. on 01.04.2014 at 23:04

Somehow this one doesn't click with me like Arntor and Likferd do. Strange, because many apparently consider this album to be their best one. Still great stuff. Not many bands are as consistent in terms of quality as Windir, that's for sure.


I agree whit you, well its bands 1th in English, artwork is super good as BM artworks should be, but music somehow in last part of album it lost somewhere to pop, and softness I dunno why I had such leafing, but opening half was super good, more aggressive , less melodic or aggressive melodic if we can say so.
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03.01.2019 - 14:13
Rating: 8
Maasai Mara
Fun and danceable black metal. Perfect fusion of folk elements and this is what Emperor wished to achieve in their overrated in the nightside eclipse.
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