For a country with a population of just over 325,000 people, Iceland has been making a surprising number of contributions to heavy music. Flying their native flag in the name of thunderous, Viking-friendly brutality, Skàlmöld have been spreading their tales of Icelandic mythology across mainland Europe over the last few years, and new album Me∂ Vættum sounds like the perfect way to cement that relationship.
Skälmöld: Myth Universe
Icelandic six are on an epic quest to spread their tales of heathen hedonism
“We wanted to incorporate our Viking and heathen heritage into our music and to use the sagas and Norse mythology as a reference point for the lyrics,” states guitarist/vocalist Björgvin Sigursson.