We follow a drifter on a path of uncertainty, unsure where the mountains and waters will lead, another piece to the puzzle is found.
The Scandinavian saga, Vikings, has begun it’s final plummet towards Valhalla. The television series Vikings premiered in March of 2013 and is loosely based on the life and family of Ragnar Lothbrok, following his rise to king of Scandinavia and the exploits of his offspring. A sequel series, titled Vikings: Valhalla, is supposedly in development for Netflix. Odin is sure to be pleased.
Wolfheart is a melodic death metal act from Finland. Active since 2013, it began as a side project of Tuomas Saukkonen (Before the Dawn, Black Sun Aeon, Dawn of Solace). Wolfheart`s music embraces the force of nature with a fiery passion.
I’ve always equated their music to a Viking soundtrack, a savage homage to elements. A snowy backdrop in a desolate forest, this is a place of deep soul-searching.
Wolfheart’s last effort, Constellation Of The Black Light, was unveiled on September 28th 2018 via Napalm Records. This record picked up right where Tyhjyys (2017) left off but the Finnish masters returned with a darker and more somber tone. Nordic death metal with a melancholy tinge, a welcome addition to their traditional melodic death metal sound. One of my favorite tracks off this album is “Breakwater” and its accompanying music video.
The visuals of “Breakwater” are stunning. A performance offering with some breath-taking backdrops thrown in. We follow a drifter on a path of uncertainty, unsure where the mountains and waters will lead. For each element he conquers, another piece to the puzzle is found. Like Folki this character seems destined to wander until we arrive at the final act.
Ending at the mouth of a cave the final piece of the puzzle is found, the weapon is complete. The song closes with our hero longing to get out to sea. Watching the breakwaters, we learn a warrior’s heart is never at rest.
The Vikings story-line might be coming to an end but the music of Wolfheart is still being written. Check out “Breakwater” and let their mighty roar stir up the Scandinavian blood in you! \m/
• Tuomas Saukkonen – Guitar, Vocals
• Joonas Kauppinen – Drums
• Lauri Silvonen – Bass
• Vagelis Karzis – Guitar (Session)