With songs that really knows how to properly use the instruments in favor of the mythology it supposedly evokes, The Last War little by little reveals itself as a subtle masterpiece, that captures your attention, your mind, your soul and your heart, slowly. And you eventually witness the magic of the genre to take shape inside your spirit, marvelously teaching you the correct way to feel this kind of music.
With captivating and insinuating melodies, Nytt Land progressively dramatizes an epic sonorous outfit, that reiterates the sensibility of an artistry that increases from the perceptions of a genuine, intense and restless creativity. A compelling work, filled with an ingenious authenticity, that remarkably saturates the limits of its variable tones, The Last War is a serene compendium of glorious harmonies, that resuscitates marvelous anthems from the past, disposing all of them in a contemporary context, outlined by the disposition of a sincere originality. Undoubtedly a work of legendary proportions, this album – if haven’t acquired such a status by now – certainly deserves to be considered a milestone and a reference.
Without any fears, being complex and simple at the same time, disposing in the fruitful correlation of gigantic harmonies the greatness of an educational mythological magnificence in musical form, to say that Nytt Land does a very good work on this album is an understatement: they are simply terrific and abnormally excellent. The Last War – Songs From Elder Edda is a genuine homage to the true epic tales of the north. A vigorous work filled with simple beauty, legendary symbolism, poetic enlightenment and a higher artistry, this album is a folk music milestone. Definitely, this is a record that deserves to be in the collection of each and every enthusiast of the genre!