Prime Music
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by momox com
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. For DVDs please check region code before ordering.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Masterpiece of Bitterness - Solstafir
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Masterpiece of Bitterness - Solstafir Import


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, January 16, 2006
"Please retry"
$17.85
$17.85 $12.86


Frequently Bought Together

Masterpiece of Bitterness - Solstafir + Kold + Svartir Sandar
Price for all three: $41.83

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 16, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Spikefarm
  • ASIN: B000BTJCXQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,901 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Myself The Visionary Head
2. Nature Strutter
3. Bloodsoaked Velvet
4. Ghosts Of Light
5. Ljosfari
6. Ritual Of Fire
7. Nattfari

Editorial Reviews

Spikefarm Records is proud to release the long-awaited debut of the respected underground veterans S¢lstafir, and hereby raise a glass of vodka in their honor. Iceland's finest brings us an album that is equal parts volcanic eruption and ice. Despite S¢lstafir's isolated home being something of an uncharted region on the worldwide metal map, when it comes to delivering the goods these fellas do not need any novelty points on their side. 2005.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By lump1 on December 16, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album really is a masterpiece, but to me it doesn't seem bitter so much as thoughtful, atmospheric and detached. It serves great as background music but also rewards the listener who stops to pay closer attention. After learning to love The Gathering Wilderness by Primordial, I thought that no one else could pull off anything similar, but I guess I wasn't counting on these Icelanders. Sólstafir show a real maturity and musical proficiency, helped by the very impressive production. There are no keyboards to make this record "moody" and no prog/power metal cheesiness. Like Primordial, Sólstafir sound sincere, even though what they're doing is quite progressive and musically inovative. For this they deserve endless respect.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim on September 23, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm not sure I would go as far as categorizing this album a masterpiece, as it's title would suggest. On the other hand, this is a very, very good album from a band that does not fit neatly into a genre. Many listeners will enjoy the tempo changes throughout the seven tracks on Masterpiece of Bitterness. As the other reviewer mentions, this can be background music - I have no issues listening to this while in deep concentration writing software. However, just when the music has almost fully faded, it will come back out of the gates and quickly remind you that it's there. The bass really ties this album together, at times reminding me something along the lines of Muse. Bloodsoaked Velvet is a great track with Thrash-worthy chugging. The only downside of Masterpiece of Bitterness is the opening track - at twenty minutes, sometimes it can just seem too long. It could have been trimmed by half and this album would still be plenty long enough.

In short, Masterpiece of Bitterness is a must-have for anyone interested in extreme metal/progressive/rock hybrids.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Misa Kay on February 9, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A while ago, I bought Solstafir's album Svartir Sandar and absolutely loved it. And since then, I could not get enough of their moody/introspective Icelandic music, I went ahead and bought this album. Unfortunately, all it does is make me want to buy another one of their albums. Their music is so addictive. It is especially fitting to listen to on a cold and rainy day. It creates a mood that I would describe as very thoughtful and introspective. If you like discovering new music that is not mainstream then check out Solstafir. They have their own sound and I highly recommend checking them out.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category