Urferd are a solo project from Sweden that plays a pagan form of folk music and this is a review of his self released album "Resan" which will be released in 2022.
Nature sounds start off the album along with some atmospheric sounding keyboards a few seconds later which also add in a variety of many different sounding keys. When stringed instruments are utilized they also bring in elements of folk music and a couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
At times the music also captures the atmosphere of a fantasy movie soundtrack set in the medieval era. Percussion is also added on some of the tracks When melodic chants and clean vocals are utilized they also give the music more of a pagan orientated atmosphere along with some spoken word parts also being utilized briefly, all of the tracks also sound very different from each other and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard and a couple of songs also add in a small amount of female vocals.
Urferd plays a style of folk music that is very heavily rooted in the Nordic pagan traditions. The production sounds very dark while the song themes focus on Paganism.
In my opinion Urferd are a very great sounding pagan folk music solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gryning" "Envig" and "Dvala". 8 out of 10. - DarkUndergroundMusicZine
Release Date: April 15, 2022
FFO: Eluveitie, Moonsorrow , Equilibrium
Location: Falun, Sweden
URFERD signifies the beginning of a new and additional musical chapter for its founder and sole member, Daniel Beckman (TWILIGHT FORCE, AGES), and brings a refreshing new perspective to the genre, challenging the boundaries of dark atmospheric folk music. The first album “RESAN” is a musical odyssey in both a literal and figurative sense. The album takes the listener on a journey through dark and olden nordic forests; where strife and hardships follows in our steps, yet where the beauty and vastness of the solemn nordic landscape persists and permeates. From the album opening’s depiction of a serene morning’s dawn, to the closing track’s respite of a hearth at nightfall, RESAN traverses a multitude of captivating musical landscapes and themes throughout its eight songs.
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Follow the band at these links:
Landing page for the first single “Vaka”: https://orcd.co/vaka
Pre-Order page for the album “Resan”: https://orcd.co/resan