And they say rock is dead. Well, it is in the main stream for sure; has been since the 90's. Sleipnir reminds us that all is still somewhat well in an otherwise world of conformity. This new generation really needs to wake up to our heritage of American individualism; a few pockets here are all that remains in a world dominated by Leftist ideology. Read Classical history and novels while you still can. A storm is coming; but, not quite yet.
The Flight of Sleipnir can perpetually be relied upon for two traditional qualities: sublime artwork and swathes of the most regally terrific doom in the metal dominion. 'Skadi' is a timely reminder of those uncommon virtues.
Favorite track: Earthen Shroud.
The Flight of Sleipnir's latest album is one of contrasting sounds, not solely concentrating on the heavy, doomier side of things. Unusually for a doom outfit, this has quite an uplifting tone and is one of the most positive-sounding doom albums I've ever heard.
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.