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A Piece for Mind & Mirror

by Skuggsjá

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Filippo
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Filippo Vikings playing metal. Great compositions, curated in the details with clear artistic talent. I'm unsure what happened in Skuggeslåtten, which has some weird arabs vibes and a rather coarse speed part, but other than that every song is a small masterpiece. The musical talent displayed in Vitkispá is simply stunning. The only thing I miss is a page with the lyrics. Favorite track: Vitkispá.
Collateral Descendant
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Collateral Descendant Life from every Death,
Death from every Life.

- only with end something new can begin
- it is good we begin and we end Favorite track: Kvervandi.
Jack Ulstrom
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Jack Ulstrom Given Bjørnson and Selvik's musical pedigrees, it's no surprise that Skuggsjá is nothing short of a masterpiece. It's near impossible not to be lost in the sheer majesty of the songwriting. Favorite track: Makta Og Vanæra (I All Tid).
Trix_or_treat
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Trix_or_treat Absolutely wonderful album. Drift away to another dimension from track 1. Favorite track: Tore Hund.
Creed H. Quinn
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Creed H. Quinn As a big fan of Wardruna I would never turn down an opportunity to hear more from any of the members.

Skuggsja has such a captivating and traditional Norse/melodic Metal sound too it.

Great walk through the history of Norway and its musical hertigae.

Recommend to all. Favorite track: Skuggsjá.
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Ull Kjem 02:17
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Skuggsjá 06:37
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Tore Hund 03:46
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Kvervandi 06:26
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Vitkispá 05:21
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Ull Gjekk 02:12

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SKUGGSJÁ is the epic sound of Norway's Norse history as told through harder music by Ivar Bjørnson (ENSLAVED) and Einar Selvik (WARDRUNA). Written by Bjørnson and Selvik for the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution, SKUGGSJÁ tells the history of Norway to the present day by highlighting ideas, traditions and instruments of their Norse past. In a magnificent tapestry of metal instrumentation, a wide variety of Norway and Scandinavia’s oldest instruments, and poetry in Proto-Scandinavian, Norse and Norwegian, SKUGGSJÁ fuses past and present, both lyrically and musically, and reflects on themselves as a people and nation.

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released March 11, 2016

Lineup:
Ivar Bjørnson: vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Einar Selvik: vocals, taglharpa, Kravik-lyre, goat-horn, birch-bark lure, bone-flute, percussion, electronics

Contributing musicians:
Grutle Kjellson: vocals
Lindy-Fay Hella: vocals
Eilif Gundersen: birch bark lure
Olav L. Mjelva: Harding fiddle
Cato Bekkevold: drums
Genre: Pagan, Folk, Black metal

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