During the Second Wave of Black Metal in Norway in the 90s, if there was every a band that best represented the sacrilegious themes the scene was known for, it was Gorgoroth.
Backed by a revolving roster that has featured a who’s who of black metal icons, founding member Roger Tiegs – better known as Infernus – has created some of the most evil, satanic black metal ever composed.
This isn’t just playing the part. This is the real day. Satanic metal by openly theistic Satanists. This is the stuff your mother was worried you were listening to. Well maybe it’s time you did. Because the most important thing about Gorgoroth is simple – the music is fucking good. It is pure proper black metal, and some of the best you’ll hear.
Next year marks thirty years of Gorgoroth. It also marks 7 years since they last released an album. I lay in wait for them to return, and remind some of the younger generation bands what real black metal sounds like.