knight907 | Ballwin, MO USA | 08/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An affinity for Native American flavor in my symphonic metal led me to chose this album for the song Skraelings. After listening to the album extensively though, Viking's Word has become my new favorite. Alexander Krull's voice is a grating contrast in some of the songs (if you aren't a fan of his style), but Viking's Word would not be as good without him. Most of the album is symphonic/operatic in nature, with Lyset standing alone as decidedly folk. On the downside, the music and lyrics of The Crossing seem awkward, as if the song is forced and just doesn't flow together. I gave this album 4 stars because I like 4 of the 5 distinct songs on it. Admirable for an age where mainstream albums that cost upwards of $18 tend to have only 1 or 2 good songs on them."