Yes! They still exist! After the deathlike silence after „Odin Owns Ye All“ I already had written off EINHERJER, but „Norwegian Native Art“ fortunately proves me wrong.
Many critics again will have their problems with this albums, just like they have done in the past, but this is the reason, why I am out here, to give you the true insight ;)
Compared to the predecessor, quite a few things have changed. First of all, the band has grown heavier again, sounds more aggressive than ever and there also are double-bass again! But the epic melodies are still there as well, or rather again, because in this case EINHERJER orient themselves more on the awesome “Dragons From The North”-album (thankfully) and vocalist Ragnar sounds more varied than ever, from deep, clean vocals up to rough Black Metallish vox you find everything the song needs and also the so sorely missed choirs from “Dragons From The North” have returned again in full glory!
And it all is packed into a top-class-production courtesy of Andy LaRocque.
Viking Metal with a dark atmosphere, majestic melodies, varied song-writing and suiting heaviness, this is „Norwegian Native Art“. As tips I have to offer "Doomfaring", "Burning Yggdrasil", "Crimson Rain" and "Howl Ravens Come", but thinking about it one more time, I could name all the tracks...
So, don’t let the others fool you, here you get music that you have not in your CD-shelves hundredfold!