Miellnir are a band from Ukraine that plays a mixture of viking and folk metal with a touch of black and doom metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Incineration Astern" which was released by Stygian Crypt Productions.
An epic sounding synth starts off the album and after the intro the music remains atmospheric but gets a lot more heavier along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and after awhile death metal growls and black metal screams start becoming a huge part of the recording,
Clean playing, acoustic guitars and melodic viking vocals can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with a decent amount of folk instruments and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and the synth also makes the music sound very epic at times while the solos are very melodic and the vocals can also be very guttural at times and some of the tracks are also long and epic in length along with soem of the faster sections bringing in a small amount of blast beats and they also close the album with 4 bonus tracks.
Miellnir plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in folk and viking metal but does add in elements of black, doom and melodic death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Norse Paganism themes.
In my opinion Miellnir are a very great sounding folk/viking metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Prey" "Journey Through the Nine Worlds" "Embraced By Ire" and "Valhalla Awaits". 8 out of 10.