Celebrating Walpurgisnacht, Rob Darken’s (Graveland) folk brainchild Lord Wind has issued a new video clip on the 1st of May.
Similarly to the new Burzum material, this music aims to transfer the listener to another time. Certainly, Lord Wind at their current form are vastly superior to metal bands that play on the pagan revivalist festivals on which they like to participate. The only thing the writer misses would be the grandeur of Basil Poledouris, although elements are still here, in the form of subtle foundational imperatives.
Lord Wind has always been a great tool to travel to this (perhaps imaginary) Golden Age where we could have said of humanity, like Heraclitus ‘What are men? Mortal Gods! What are Gods? Immortal men!’
Verily, if we lived in such a world, this stanza from the vast pagan lands of the North may have applied:
47. Young was I once, | and wandered alone,
And nought of the road I knew;
Rich did I feel | when a comrade I found,
For man is man’s delight.^