Svartir Sandar

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Svartir sandar
Studio album by Sólstafir
Released October 14, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011, Studio Sundlaugin
Genre Post-rock, experimental metal
Label Season of Mist
Producer Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, Fredrik Reinedahl
Sólstafir chronology
Köld
(2009)
Svartir Sandar
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Thrash Hits (6/6)[1]
Lords of Metal (95/100)[2]

Svartir sandar is the fourth album by the Icelandic band Sólstafir. It was released on October 14, 2011 through Season of Mist.[3] A music video for the song Fjara was made in July of 2011 and released in January 2012.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 (Andvari)
  1. "Ljós í stormi" (Lights in a Storm) – 11:35
  2. "Fjara" (Ebb) – 6:39
  3. "Þín orð" (Your Words) – 6:20
  4. "Sjúki skugginn" (The Sick Shadow) – 5:07
  5. "Æra" (Honour) – 4:53
  6. "Kukl" (Humbug) – 5:08
Disc 2 (Gola)
  1. "Melrakkablús" (Prairie Hound Blues) – 9:58
  2. "Draumfari" (Dream Tripper) – 3:40
  3. "Stinningskaldi" (Strong Breeze) – 1:15
  4. "Stormfari" (Storm Tripper) – 3:37
  5. "Svartir sandar" (Black Sands) – 8:21
  6. "Djákninn" (The Deacon) – 10:51

Personnel[edit]

Sólstafir[edit]

  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason: Guitars, Vocals
  • Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson: Guitars
  • Svavar Austmann: Bass
  • Guðmundur Óli Pálmason: Drums, Percussion

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Hljómeyki Choir arranged & conducted by Gunnar Ben
  • Halldór A. Björnsson: Keyboards & Electric Piano
  • Jón Björn Rikharðsson: Gong
  • Steinar Sigurðsson: Sax
  • Gerður G. Bjarklind: Spoken Word
  • Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson: Male Backing Vocal
  • Ragnheiður Eiriksdottir: Female Backing Vocal

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Aðalbjörn Tryggvason & Fredrik Reinedahl
  • Recording Engineers: Birgir Jón Birgisson & Elizabeth Carlsson
  • Mixed by Fredrik Reinedahl
  • Mastered by Göran Finnberg at The Mastering Room

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3] blabbermouth.net. 2008-09-15. Retrieved on 2009-10-09.
  4. ^ Music video of Fjara on Youtube Retrieved on 2012-12-14