Forgotten Woods
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Some people say this MCD is a re-issue of the band's 3rd (and last) demo, but I really don't know if this is true or not. Anyway, these Norwegians play some uncommon Black Metal, with vocal parts strongly influenced by BURZUM,mostly with a slow rythm. What is amazing is that at the time all bands from Norway tried to imitate the gods who were becoming famous at the time (MAYHEM, EMPEROR, DARKTHRONE, BURZUM), but this band doesn't sound like any other one from their country (of course apart from the BURZUM influence on the vocals !). Their music is really unique, it mixes a lot of different and interesting styles to Black Metal, some parts are a bit "rock'n'roll" and other ones reveal some heavy metal influences, together with a nostalgic / poetic feeling that is its attraction. Too bad it is just a MCD (3 songs, approx. 30 minutes)... Definitely a great band, highly recommended.

8 / 10


2003 lord pesten