THRUDVANGAR - Tiwaz (2013)

Germany’s Thrudvangar gets their name from a compilation of Norse mythology called “Prose Edda” that was put together by Icelandic poet Snorri Sturluson in the 13th century. The word translates as “fields of strength” and refers to the homeland of the god Thor. The band certainly does their best to create a powerful, warlike sound on their fifth album, “Tiwaz.” For instance, the desolate acoustic guitars that open the first track seem to anticipate some great battle and when the heavy guitars finally kick in I can’t help but imagine…

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