Odium Records announced recently the signing of the new, unique Swedish band HILD. It’s the new band of Lars Broddesson, known as the ex-drummer of Marduk and session drummer of Funeral Mist and Black Altar.
On October 7th was a premiere of a debut album “ValFreiya”. You can listen to it below:
The album contains 12 songs of violent Thrash metal with Black and Crust influences. The band is deeply influenced by Nordic mythology and Mysticism.
Lars Broddesson about HILD and the album ValFreiya:
“HILD, meaning battle/strife, is a war and battle-themed project centered around the Valkyries of Nordic mythology. Each song is named after, and honoring, a specific Valkyrie, channeling their respective traits.
HILD came to life in a flash one late summer evening while walking entranced through the landscape. I was instructed by my higher powers to head back to my studio and complete a 2-minutes song in one session.
The aim was to do so as Thrash Metal under the banner of HILD, a band name I´d had in the back of my head for some time.
The divine spark of inspiration hit immediately and I had most of the song and entire concept ready in my head before I was back at the studio to record. The song, ValFreiya, Took 5 hours roughly.
I got a taste for it and decided to keep it going and not let any song be longer than 2:30 or take more than 6-7 hours to complete. A few weeks later I had 12 songs, an album, finished barely knowing what happened.
It’s raw, relentless energy! We go for that feeling of violent rapture and ecstatic rush.
That primal, wild animal connection when you feel absolutely amazing, yet want to wreck everything around you.
That´s fucking Thrash Metal for you! Influences like Black Metal, Crust and Hardcore naturally came along during the work, creating a sound of its own. But it´s all about Thrash energy. I ended up with the slogan “Violent Swedish Metal” for it.
Cos that´s what it´s about. Maximum energy! Headfirst into the pit! Face up to your fate!
The battles of Life and death, the strife and the struggles in joyous abandon knowing you can die any second.
The roaring death entities roaring in the wind while we play with our lives at stake laughing in madness.
That´s HILD. We´re the soundtrack to that!”