referencing Svartir Sandar, 2xCD, Album, SOM 247. 4th release since 1994 from powerful Icelandic band is an epic behemoth of atmospheric sludge with a majestically dark, heavy beauty in a place where the tenacity of wild-eyed, crushing metal meets the gripping solace of deep, calming vibrato chord structures.
Sólstafir is an Icelandic post-metal band formed in 1995 and currently signed to Season of Mist. Originally a black metal band, they transitioned to a style on their second album Masterpiece of Bitterness. Sólstafir was formed in 1995 by guitarist/singer Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, bassist Halldór Einarsson, and drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason. The band's name is the Icelandic word for sun beams (crepuscular rays). They soon recorded the demos Í Norðri and Til Valhallar.
Perhaps what sets Svartir Sandar apart from Solstafir's other albums most is the band's decision to run with the double-CD idea, as opposed to condensing the concept. The album barely breaches the standard 74 minute mark, and as a result seems like more of a chore to spin than it actually is. "Stinningskaldi" and "Stormfari" - two interlude-type tracks that make the album feel somewhat disjointed toward the end - could have easily been eliminated to alleviate this potential problem
Atmospheric Metal Sólstafir. Album Name Svartir Sandar. Released date 14 October 2011. Labels Season Of Mist. Music StyleAtmospheric Metal. Members owning this album100.
What the sprawling Svartir Sandar (Black Sands) actually sounds like is Robert Smith playing Krautrock in a fjord, or perhaps Kyüss regrouping in Reykjavik and trading their desert rock for, well, lava-field rock - equally drawn-out and groovy, but also grim like an Icelandic sunset in November, plowing ahead on steady, dynamic rhythms that induce a sort of trance laden.
Album: Svartir Sandar. Translations: English, Russian, Turkish. g og þú. og svartir sandar. Uppþurrin ást. í óbyggðum andar.
Album · 2011 · 12 Songs. See All. Ótta (Deluxe Version). blóði og anda (In Blood and Spirit).
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|SOM 247LP, SOM247LP, SOM 247LPS||Sólstafir||Svartir Sandar (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle)||Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist||SOM 247LP, SOM247LP, SOM 247LPS||France||2013|
|AOF167||Sólstafir||Svartir Sandar (Cass, Album, Ltd, RE, Bla)||Artoffact Records||AOF167||Canada||2014|
|SOM 247||Sólstafir||Svartir Sandar (2xCD, Album, RE)||Season Of Mist||SOM 247||US||2013|
|SOM247LP||Sólstafir||Svartir Sandar (2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)||Season Of Mist||SOM247LP||France||2011|