||There is a bright moonlit sky shining upon
the dark forest of Norways' Lumsk.
This seven-piece ensemble performs a highly sophisticated form of
Scandinavian Folk metal. The debut album, Åsmund Frægdegjevar,
is a conceptual Norwegian tale of a knight whom sets out to save a
kings' daughter. In intricate detail, each hymn on this disc tells
the story. There are about 20 musicians assisting the atmosphere for
this particular tale. The music itself, outside the clean female/male
vocals, is very aggressive and atmospheric. Lumsk is a little reminiscent
of a band called Finntroll in these respects. Aside from any genre
definitions or other biased self-proclaimed factors, Lumsk is like
a storyteller put into music form. Very exquisite. I highly recommend
this for fans not afraid of exploring vast forms of hard music.
Reviewed By: Thomas