Einherjer have always been a consistent band, with each release of theirs being a formidable listen, and Av oss, for oss is no exception to this. There isn’t a single track on the album that strikes you as being bad or out-of-place, and it flows well from song to song.
Nidstong, which also featured on the aforementioned EP, is a definite highlight of the album. There’s a bit of a black metal feel to it in parts, courtesy of the style of playing from the guitars, and there’s just a great driving force behind the song as a result. The vocals are wonderfully evil and grim-sounding, almost, and gives the track an almost eerie air at times.
The title track is another strong inclusion. It gets off to a bit of a slow start before building things up, and it’s a great way to summarise the album; it’s a massive song that sounds like it could fill a stadium, thanks to the echoing vocals and big instrumental sections.
As a whole, Av oss, for oss is a pretty damn good album. It lacks that special ‘something’ to set it head and shoulders above the crowd, but it’s another great album from Einherjer and will definitely go down a storm in a live environment.
You can read our interview with Einherjer’s drummer Gerhard here.