I would swear on my scrotum that I’ve heard this band before, just have no idea where and when. The track I’ve embedded only seems to be online since mid-June and either my short-term memory is leaving me or this just looks a lot like something else I’ve heard a longer time ago. It’s probably the former, combined with the scientifically proven fact that I’m an idiot.
But that’s not what I want to discuss today. Or ever. Instead, let’s talk about Brymir, yeah? They play a de-li-cious form of Pagan / Folk Metal, dark as an armpit inside a sweaty sweater, yet melodic as a motherfucker, like a mix of Ensiferum and Insomnium – thanks to motig for making that comparison and for recommending the band in fact. As inevitable as death, and you’ve probably already guessed it, these guys are Finnish.
Brymir formed in the summer of 2006. Their first weapon-fact was winning a camp competition by covering an Ensiferum track called Token of Time, at that time still under the band name Lai Lai Hei. Soon after that they started focusing on home-composing and earlier this year – in April – that resulted in Breathe Fire to the Sun, their debut full-length.
And because they’re good professionals, they made a music video for one of the songs on that straight away. They picked Retribution, which is an awesome piece of work, with strong symphonics and an even stronger riff section. The video contains plenty of mud-crawling and long-haired Vikings, in good Folk Metal tradition. Fuckin’ amazing!
Hit the band up on Facebook here.