"Vástígr!!!" He shouts from the frozen summit, the biting wind churning around him as he peers into the icy beyond. Looming above, the Aurora Borealis radiates across the sky, streaks of cosmic power wavering before the stars. Within him, The Burden of Knowledge, the Ouroboros of unending suffering, a ceaseless, cyclical tormen chilling his bones. This is to be his last stop, traveling Til Alle Veienes Ende where one can meet themselves and witness the might of The Mountain Spirit, left lingering in the Aura Aeternitatis
Thought I would have some fun with this Metal Monday since there is not much to go on lyrics and and this is a newer artist. Vástígr is a wicked new addition to my arsenal and wildly follows the recent Vosbúð who also hail from Iceland. I approve and promote what is echoing from the frozen fjords of the north and am keeping my eye out for anything else linked to the area.
I decided to run with a cryptic story breakdown of the songs and album name mixed within the album to help paint a mental picture of what seems to resonate from this albums core. Showcase wise, The Mountain Spirit is my favorite however The Burden of Knowledge and Ouroboros also challenge this position making it a hard decision for a pick this week. Honestly, if you need some crushing power and epic tracks then Aura Aternitatis is a delicious choice to help tackle your week. Give Vástígr a listen and Vosbúð too if you hadn't previously. Though mighty and cold these artists offer great reward for those willing to brave the cold, challenging journey. /,,/
THE MAD BARRON
The Source Of The Metal