After their debut album Götterlieder I, German horde Odroerir is back is back with the follow up, simply called Götterlieder II. There are always something different coming from those German bands, which sets them apart, while making them so interesting. In the case of this act, it is not only due to the fact they touch history and the taboos it generates, but also that it was planned from the beginning the emphasis would be first of all on the Celtic/folkloric side. Here you can understand that I was a very happy camper. It is obvious this is a folk album that also has its crunchy/heavier moments. For those who enjoy nature samplings, acoustic instruments, great vocals and choirs, this album is for you. If you understand German, you are then fortunate enough to know what they are singing about. Nonetheless, you can feel their folksy intentions and the harmonies of those artists are exquisite; nothing short of excellent. This release last over an hour without having anything useless, over lasting or even slightly boring. You will be charmed by lots of acoustic string instruments, mandolin, violin, flute, some mouth harp as well as acoustic guitars. I would have hoped for more of the last one instead of the un-specified string instrument myself, but you know where I'm coming from right? In any cases, they have succeeded in creating the desired Celtic/ medieval/folksy atmosphere.
I can only recommend Götterlieder II, for it is a beautiful opus of folk metal.
1 – Heimdal
2 – Bifröst
3 – Des Thors Hammer Heimholung
4 – Idunas Apfel
5 – Skadis Rache
6 – Der Riesenbaumeister
7 – Allvater