Nevertheless, setting classifications apart, Skadi is a very intriguing work. Unraveling a band that has created their own peculiar style, most of the music developed by The Flight of Sleipnir showcases a stoner sound, with pronounced black metal vocals all the way through. With a dignifying and unusually compelling technical work, splendidly developed as well as the creative harmonies, Skadi is a singular and largely unexpected album. Heavy and rude, but with slow harmonies, here the apparent contradictions not only work out very well, but solidifies the cohesion of a style amazing to discover, and to listen out loud. After the first two tracks, you rapidly come forward to the conclusion that certainly The Flight of Sleipnir is the pioneer of a genre yet to be named and properly understood. But it certainly sounds not just amazing, but enthusiastically promising.
Sometimes sounding almost like a soul-fueled prog-folk version of Jethro Tull, The Flight of Sleipnir is able to instantly intrigue anyone, and after a few minutes into their sound, they easily captivate the attention of intelligent listeners. I mean, there is so much curious and different elements perfectly combined together on this album, that you suddenly realize that the musical possibilities conquered by this formidable band are effectively endless. Skadi scores high in magnificent moments, being exponentially poetic, philosophic, cosmic and reflexive, all at the same time. With beautifully splendorous guitar lines, amazingly aligned with the sky in an endless night of unforgiving majesty, this record has all the right components that a true and genuine album of melodic Avant-garde metal should have.
With calm, but imperial and transcendental harmonies, that have at the core of its artistic primacy the majesty of a kingdom of splendor lost somewhere in the sky of a glorious universe unknown, Skadi is a multifaceted and versatile album, whose sound evolves in the linear movement of constantly reshaping waves, that perfectly agglutinates on its superb style the coherence of an integral unity, bound by a marvelous sonorous soul, profoundly capable to shine from within. A fantastic album, unique in the history of the underground scene, Skadi certainly has generated a new path towards the development of exponentially relevant and excitingly new perspectives in the metal genre, as a whole. Sensational, inspirational, monumental, amazing and surprisingly fantastic, we have an enormous debt of gratitude with The Flight of Sleipnir, for creating this peculiar work of musical excellence, for the delight of our ears.