Origin: Reykjavik, Iceland  
Genres: Post-Metal
Facebook Official Site
Page online: February 16, 2011
Last update/review: January 6, 2021

Sólstafir

Sólstafir has been quietly building a name for itself since their formation in the mid-nineties, apparently adopting a more black/viking style on their earlier works but now branching into more post-black and post-rock territories. To these ears, the best description of the style on Köld, courtesy of another 'net reviewer, is Primordial crossed with Neurosis, with the vocals in particular often sounding quite similar to Alan of Primordial. Over the course of 70 minutes (most songs over 8 minutes in length) there's plenty of light and shade, but with an overall sense of icy winter that befits their homeland. This band is coming into its own now, and deserving of a listen for those into the more experimental side of atmospheric, post-black metal.

Current Members

Aðalbjörn Tryggvason

guitars/vocals

SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson

guitars

Svavar Austman

bass

Hallgrimur Jón Hallgrimsson

drums

Former Members/Guests

Halldór Einarsson

bass

Guomundur Oli Pálmason

drums



Discography



Til Valhallar  EP
1996
  1. Ásareiðin
  2. Til Valhallar
  3. Dauðraríkið
  4. Hovudlausn
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • Halldór Einarsson
  • Guomundur Oli Pálmason



I Blooi Og Anda  
2002
  1. Undir Jökli
  2. Í Blóði Og Anda
  3. The Underworld Song
  4. Tormentor
  5. 2000 Ár
  6. Ei Við Munum Iðrast
  7. Bitch In Black
  8. Í Viking
  9. Árstíðir Dauðans
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • Svavar Austman
  • Guomundur Oli Pálmason



Black Death  EP
2002
  1. Black Death: The Ritual
  2. Myrksvefn
  3. 13 : 13
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson
  • Svavar Austman
  • Guomundur Oli Pálmason



Masterpiece Of Bitterness  
2005 Spinefarm
  1. I Myself the Visionary Head
  2. Nature Strutter
  3. Bloodsoaked Velvet
  4. Ljósfari
  5. Ghosts of Light
  6. Ritual of Fire
  7. Náttfari
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson
  • Svavar Austman
  • Guomundur Oli Pálmason



Köld  
2009 Spinefarm
  1. 78 Days in the Desert
  2. Köld
  3. Pale Rider
  4. She Destroys Again
  5. Necrologue
  6. World Void of Souls
  7. Love is the Devil (And I Am in Love)
  8. Goddess of the Ages
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson
  • Svavar Austman
  • Guomundur Oli Pálmason



Svartir Sandar  
2011 Season Of Mist
  1. Ljós í Stormi
  2. Fjara
  3. Þín Orð
  4. Sjúki Skugginn
  5. Æra
  6. Kukl
  7. Melrakkablús
  8. Draumfari
  9. Stinningskaldi
  10. Stormfari
  11. Svartir Sandar
  12. Djákninn
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson
  • Svavar Austman
  • Guomundur Oli Pálmason



Otta  
2014 Season Of Mist
  1. Lágnætti
  2. Ótta
  3. Rismál
  4. Dagmál
  5. Miðdegi
  6. Nón
  7. Miðaftann
  8. Náttmál
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson
  • Svavar Austman
  • Guomundur Oli Pálmason



Otta Sampler EP - Live Au Hellfest 2014  EP
2014



Tilberi  EP
2016
  1. Tilberi
  2. Til Valhal
  3. Otta (elevator remix)
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson
  • Svavar Austman
  • Guomundur Oli Pálmason



Berdreyminn  
2017 Season Of Mist
  1. Silfur-refur
  2. Ísafold
  3. Hula
  4. Nárós
  5. Hvít sæng
  6. Dýrafjörður
  7. Ambátt
  8. Bláfjall
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson
  • Svavar Austman
  • Hallgrimur Jón Hallgrimsson



Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love  
2020 Season Of Mist
  1. Akkeri
  2. Drýsill
  3. Rökkur
  4. Her Fall from Grace
  5. Dionysus
  6. Til Moldar
  7. Alda Syndanna
  8. Or
  9. Úlfur
  • Aðalbjörn Tryggvason
  • SæÞór Marius SæÞórsson
  • Svavar Austman
  • Hallgrimur Jón Hallgrimsson




Copyright © 1995-2022 BNR Productions