is the second Arntor 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 ]
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
Album cover [ edit ]
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( February 2018)
The cover art was originally a propaganda poster from Nazi Germany, although the band is not considered National Socialist Black Metal.
Critical reception [ edit ]
Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating AllMusic 
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."
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 ]