Solstafir Live Review by Metalpaths - Kyttaro, Athens, Greece - 17.02.2015

Solstafir Live Review by Metalpaths - Kyttaro, Athens, Greece - 17.02.2015

Sun, February 22, 2015

If you’ve read our review on SOLSTAFIR’s latest and universally praised album “Otta”, you probably know that this band carries a special and unique quality; and that quality landed on Kyttaro just a few days ago, with no support bands (which, if you ask me, is quite fitting for this particular concert because I can’t think of any band that would match the sound or the atmosphere SOLSTAFIR produce).

At 22:00 precisely, the Icelanders (plus the new, non-Icelander drummer Karl Smith) are on stage under the notes of “Nattfari”, looking epic as fuck in their own, recognizable semi-cowboy, semi-Viking style.

Instead of just starting the show, they decide to explode, and what better way to do that other than “Kold” from the same titled album? To my amazement, their sound doesn’t resemble their latest studio works and on the contrary it’s a full on angry-distorted-Motorhead be my guide- rock ’n ’roll sound!

After the second song (which I think was “Lágnætti”), the frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason (to whom we will be referring to as “Trygs” from now on for obvious reasons) becomes more friendly towards the Athenian crowd who had been watching their performance with a considerable amount of awe.

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