Icelandic “Pink Floyd” metallers Sólstafir are correct, their forthcoming album Berdreyminn sounds much “worse” than 2014’s Ótta, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Today they premiered the first song “Ísafold” via popmatters and it begins where Ótta left off. It’s another soaring captivating tune, keeping us listeners on our toes from their excellent musical execution.
Frontman/guitarist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason commented on the song:
“Our first premiere song ‘Ísafold’ came very spontaneously to light. It felt like the spirit of THIN LIZZY paid us a visit that day. Adding a classic Phil Rudd beat to it seemed the only right thing to do. This is not the most typical SÓLSTAFIR track but in some odd way it could be taken to represent this album. Although we are not re-inventing the wheel and you will find many references to ‘classics’ as tributes, I find it quite different from anything that we have done before. That is the way I like it and to me ‘Ísafold’ is already an all-time favorite among all our tracks.“
Berdreyminn means “dreamer of forthcoming events,” and hopefully we get to explore these dreams on its release date May 26th via Season of Mist. The album was produced by Birgir Birgirsson (Sigur Rós, Alcest) and Jaime Gomez-Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Ulver) and you can pre-order the album right now.