Grimner are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of viking and folk metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Vanadrottning" which was released by Despotz Records.
Drum beats along with some epic and symphonic sounding keyboards start off the album along with some melodic guitar leads a few seconds later as well as some grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be heard and clean pagan vocals are also used at times.
Folk instruments can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while some songs also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, death metal growls can also be heard a lot more as the album progresses and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts.
Grimner plays a musical style that takes viking and folk metal along with some elements of black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover Norse Mythology, Paganism, War and Drinking themes.
In my opinion Grimner are a very great sounding mixture of viking and folk metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vanadrottning" "Kvallningssang" "Dodens Dan" and "Freja Vakar". 8 out of 10.