The Flight of Sleipnir is among the greatest live bands around. Skadi is a beautiful and majestic album with amazing writing and a huge, heavy sound. As much as I love all their albums, "Skadi" may be the best. By the way, beautiful album art like maybe top 10 ever.
Favorite track: Falcon White.
Following on the heels of the 2014 album 'V', the 6th full length 'Skadi' shows the Colorado individualists The Flight of Sleipnir more focused and settled. Taking inspiration from earlier recordings which work as the creative drive, they forge their trademark sounds ahead once again in Nordic spiked splendour wrapped in a new life-form. 'Skadi' creates another extraordinary venture, full of extreme metal and polarizing tension. There is a certain fresh simplicity in structure, though the further you delve in, the more complex and soaring it becomes. From pulsing waves of doom & stoner, decorative rock and prog to expanding glances into folk spiked with black metal-esque sparks. Whether you consume it at an intimate campfire or throughout stormy evenings, with ‘Skadi’ they have created one of their most passionate and artistic recordings to date.
released January 20, 2017
'Skadi' was recorded during 2016 and then mixed/mastered by Clayton Cushman. It features the striking artwork courtesy of the band's own David Csicsely, that once again becomes a crucial force in The Flight of Sleipnir's artistic appeal.
This is truely an album to come back to again and again. Once it has sunken its fangs into your mortal flesh you don't have another choice. Be warned, this is highly addictive with its great songwriting, phantastic riffs and huge sound. It's warm, it's cold. Sometimes more black metal, sometimes more like doom. It's dark and it's extreme, that's for sure. Taste it and you might be swallowed whole. The soli are breathtakingly beautiful. Surrender in awe. mourner