Nidingr will release their fourth album in 2017, titled The High Heat Licks Against Heaven, an album
drenched in Norse mythology, and names from the younger and older Edda appears throughout in
the lyrics. The album drifts in the middle of black and death metal, but with the Norse theme it
creates a unique and fresh breath of sound. To put it mildly, this is a brutal and honest metal record.
The album was being worked on intensely for two years, where they took a deep dive into the old
English translations of the older and younger Edda from the 18th century. They are continuously
striving towards authenticity and shapes the music partly around the theme and the text material,
which in broad terms talks about the great and classical themes like death, afterlife, war and
the many majestic personalities from the mythology. The band states that in a thematic world like
this they have chosen to take a more theatric approach to their material. In addition it is relevant
to mention that they wrote the text material and music separately and sculpted them together
in the meeting of those two afterwards.
The songs are characterized by heavy riffs in a glassy but dirty sound, with at times some melodies
with melancholic atmospheres, steady tempi with an almost marching undertone. The vocals hangs
on in the top of the sound wall with a drive, power and quality one rarely hears. With Cpt.Estrella
Grasa on vocals, Destructhor (Myrkskog, Morbid Angel) and Teloch on guitars (Gorgoroth, God Seed,
Mayhem, 1349), Myrvoll on drums and SIR (Gaahls Wyrd, Gorgoroth, God Seed) on bass, the music
is shaped to a monolith of an album in an unmitigated an authentic style.