288: ULVER / part one

When Ulver released their debut, โ€˜Bergtatt โ€“ Et eeventyr i 5 capitlerโ€, in 1995 it was unique within the Norwegian second wave of black metal scene. It incorporated substantial folk elements, featured clean vocals, and eschewed the anti-religious themes that were somewhat of a standard for the scene. Ulver still utilised the raw/lofi production of … Continue reading 288: ULVER / part one

171: THRAWSUNBLAT

I was late to the party with Thrawsunblat, discovering them via their 2020 EP โ€˜Insulaโ€™, but once I stumbled upon their unique, and frankly beautiful, blackened folk metal sound, I was in love. An immediate deep dive into their back catalogue strengthened my initial observation that this band were something special. Thrawsunblat is the project … Continue reading 171: THRAWSUNBLAT