Thursday, May 7, 2009


Originally released by the now-defunct Necropolis Records, the Nordic Metal compilation features several Norwegian black metal bands that would go on to become some of the biggest names in the genre. Surfacing shortly after the murder of Mayhem guitarist Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth, this disc contains exactly what you would expect - a bunch of raw, hateful BM, delivered by dudes in spikes, leather, and a shit-ton of dorky corpsepaint. They're almost all winners, but my favorite is the lead track from Abruptum. Pure fucking sonic malevolence.

01 Abruptum - De Profundis Mors Vas Consumet
02 Mayhem - Freezing Moon
03 Dissection - Where Dead Angels Lie
04 Emperor - Moon Over Kara-Shehr
05 Mysticum - Kingdom Come
06 Marduk - Untrodden Paths (Wolves Pt. II)
07 Thorns - Ærie Descent
08 Mayhem - Pagan Fears
09 Dissection - Elizabeth Bathory
10 Ophthalamia - Deathcrush
11 Enslaved - Loke
12 Arcturus - Raudt Og Svart
13 Mysticum - In Your Grave
14 Emperor - The Ancient Queen
15 Mortiis - Unreleased Outro

Download HERE


James said...

I like how the Dissection songs are in no way related to Euronymous or Mayhem. One is a Nodtveidt original, and one is a cover of a Tormentor song. Cash grab!

Bryan said...

They Didnt Use His Body They Used "Dead, Pelle"