Arntor

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Arntor
Arntor.jpg
Studio album by Windir
Released October 11, 1999
Recorded August–October 1998
Genre Melodic black metal, Viking metal, folk metal
Length 46:07
Language Sognamål
Label Head Not Found
Producer Pytten
Windir chronology
Sóknardalr
(1997)
Arntor
(1999)
1184
(2001)

Arntor is the second studio album by Norwegian black metal band Windir. It was released on 11 October 1999 through the record label Head Not Found. It is the last record released with Valfar playing the majority of the instruments.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Byrjing" ("The Beginning") 03:17
2. "Arntor, ein Windir" ("Arntor, a Warrior") 06:56
3. "Kong Hydnes haug" ("The Burial Mound of King Hydnes") 06:36
4. "Svartesmeden og lundamyrstrollet" (The Blacksmith and the Troll of Lundamyri") 09:02
5. "Kampen" ("The Struggle") 06:35
6. "Saknet" ("The Longing") 10:03
7. "Ending" 03:38
Total length: 46:07

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

AllMusic praised the album, writing, "this album's importance in the grand scheme of Scandinavian heavy metal is difficult to overstate, and if Sweden's Bathory were responsible for introducing the Viking metal concept to begin with, then the watershed Arntor gave Windir a strong case as heirs to their throne, by showing the way forward for the genre's future disciples."[1]

Personnel[edit]

  • Valfar – guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, vocals, accordion, producer, mixing

Additional personnel[edit]

  • B. T. Aroy - keyboards on "Ending"
  • I. R. Aroy - guitars on tracks 2, 4 and 6
  • Steinarson - clean vocals
  • Steingrim - drums
  • Harjar - lead guitars on "Kong Hydnes haug" and "Kampen"
  • Vegard Bakken - photography
  • Erik Evju - layout
  • J. E. Bjork - graphic design
  • Pytten - mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Arntor – Windir : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 September 2012.