HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE "Frigga's Web"

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HAGALAZ' RUNEDANCE "Frigga's Web"

Past & present & legend & myth & fiction & history & dream = Andrea Nebel Haugen. Everybody knows that Samoth's wife (ex-EMPEROR) is one the most dedicated disciple of Pagan current and an eloquent explorer of Nordic-European spirituality and her book- "The Ancient Fires of Midgard" is just an expressive example. Andrea has reached the third album of this project, after her outstanding debut, "The Winds That Sang of Midgard's Fate" and the thriving "Volven". The new material is not so different from the former ones and it actually is a new journey in time inside mysterious universe Andrea studied and the result is just a peaceful music. I might say it is a fusion of Folk and traditional elements, besides synth and all the rest of instruments used by well recognized artists in this sphere and I refer to bands such as FABELSVANSENE, HURDY GURDY or CORONA BOREALIS as they pled for the same musical orientation. It is not a better or worse album, although now, the multitude of instruments quite immediately strike...perhaps it is just a continuance of "Volven" following the same strategy: Andrea's mesmerising voice is pointed out and the ritualistic synth and drums plainly fulfil the atmosphere of such characteristic sound. The booklet lay-out is elegant and Andrea's messages included inside those pages can be a very important one for anyone who desire mystical initiation. There is one single detail to be mentioned: the album contains as well "The Home That I Will Never See", a track initially featured on the debut album.