||From the ashes of Windir,
arises a newfound might in the form of Vreid!!
To those unfamiliar with Windir... they were a folk/black metal ensemble
created in 1994 by a man whom lost his life in early 2004, Valfar
(r.i.p.). Scarred with the tragedy that befell Windir and many others,
they rightfully put the band to rest and with three of it's remaining
members (and long-time friend- Ese), ... formed Vreid (which means
"wrath")! So here we have a new band and a new masterful
performance in "Kraft". Hváll (the main song-writer)
and company have taken the direction of Windir and molded together
further influences of raw black metal, progressive rock, ambient and
folk elements. The experience should be every bit as appealing to
fans of Enslaved, Darkthrone, early-Ulver and of course, Windir! Vreid
has kept the old-school black metal feel alive through their own mystic/pagan
visions through this magnificent opus... KRAFT!! Hail, Vreid!!
Reviewed By: Thomas