Hildr Valkyrie is a solo artist from Greece that plays an experimental and ambient mixture of folk, heathen and viking metal and this is a review of her 2017 album "Revealing The Heathen Sun" which was released by Stygian Crypt Productions.
Tribal style percussion starts off the album along with some female vocals a few seconds alter while the music also brings in a very tribal, ritual and shamanistic atmosphere and after the thunder sounds the music goes into more of a heavier and symphonic musical direction along with some melodic guitar leads.
Black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while whispers can also be heard at times along with a small amount of spoken word parts as well as the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard and as the album progresses the music gets more experimental and also mixes in more ambient touches and when acoustic guitars and flutes are utilized they bring in elements of folk music onto the recording.
Hildr Valkyrie plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in viking and folk metal while also mixing in elements of black metal, experimental and ambient to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse Sagas and Mythology themes.
In my opinion Hildr Valkyrie are a very great sounding experimental and ambient mixture of folk and viking metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should c heck out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ove Lands Mountains And Shade" "The Rune's Song" "An Ode To Allfather Odhinn" and "Summoning The Heathen Fire". 8 out of 10.