MIELLNIR
"INCINERATION ASTERN"
STYGIAN CRYPT RECORDS

MIELLNIR is a very cool Viking / Folk Metal band from the Ukraine. The band has
been together since 2005, but "INCINERATION ASTERN" is the bands first release,
which came out in 2014. Don't know what took them so long to get a release out, but I
hope it doesn't take as long to get the next one out. I know in the mid 2000s Folk /
Viking Metal got really popular and a lot of bands were following trend.
MIELLNIR is
a fresh breath air to the genre. The base their sound in the Folk / Viking Metal, but then
build on it from there. They add in elements of Doom / Death / Black / Heavy Metal as
well as some Thrash Metal sounds at times. The band has multiple layers to their sound.
They will take you from a fast paced and aggressive Black / Death Metal style into a
slowed down more somber Doom Metal and then into a grooved Thrash / Heavy Metal
sound. All of this is done with the Folk / Viking Metal inter mixed through out. I loved
it! The vocals are a mix of throaty and groggy Black Metal, deep thick Death Metal and
mid ranged melodic clean Folk Metal styles. These guys are one of the most diverse,
while still sticking to one main genre band out there. An absolute must for fans of
GODS TOWER, THYRFING, SUIDAKRA, AMON AMARTH, PRIMORDIAL,
ENSLAVED
& EINHERJER!

www.myspace.com/MIELLNIRband

                                                                                               - Reviewed by Burt Wolf