This has to be one of the most fascinating and unique new
singles I have had the pleasure of both listening to and writing a review for. Stiklestad by Ask Askr has some sublime instrumental moments within its arrangement
and a historical narrative that relates to the country of Norway, in a truly special new single from the artists.
It’s excellent to see Ask
Askr back on the scene again; I
remember all too well their last successful single entitled Distant Veil. This post-rock ambient
trio certainly know how to produce riveting material in a genre that is growing
daily. Today they take us back in time to the Battle of Stiklestad; however it’s hard to believe, but back in the
9th century a nowadays peace filled Norway was ravaged by war, and under the reign of several kings,
and rising up from the ashes there came about a civil holy war led by King Olaf II, which in time would bear
the fruit of some interesting political and religious juxtapositions.
That you will have to research for yourself, but rest in the
knowledge that you now have the soundtrack for that event through this new
single, one with some sublime interchanges on guitar, and some extremely
creative multi-instrumental moments of magic, this makes Stiklestad by Ask Askr
not only one to watch, but an incredibly exciting new immersive instrumental
single to thoroughly enjoy.