(from their MySpace page, which you can find here)
I'd like to introduce you to Valfreya, a Viking metal band from Montréal, Canada. They just released a brand new album entitled 'Path to Eternity'. I'd describe their sound as symphonic black metal, for the most part. This is from their 2010 EP 'First Chronicles'. See if you agree.
Valfreya - "Inferno"
That girl has some serious black metal chops right there. Now as you know, I'm not always fond of "symphonic" stuff in my metal (I don't HATE it, it's just not my favourite) but here I find it unobtrusive and inoffensive. Now, something from their new album:
Valfreya - "Alefest"
I'm a sucker for songs about beer. It's a bit more folky than the previous track, but still nice and pummely and I am really enjoying Miss 'Crook' coring out my ear canals with her banshee screech. In fact I'm enjoying this so much I'm going to throw one more treat in here:
Valfreya - "Beyond Illusions"
Not a bad live video from their show at Café Chaos in Montréal last year. I especially like the in-the-audience jig during the intro.
So there you go; some unearthed new kickass Viking metal for you. Raise your horns!