Originally formed several years ago by frontman Doedsadmiral (NORDJEVEL, DOEDSVANGR), Norwegian Black Metallers SVARTELDER have hit the ground running after a lengthy hiatus. With a freshly inked two-album deal with the Dusktone label, and with a new lineup that includes members of CARPATHIAN FOREST, IN THE WOODS, DEN SAAKALDTE, PANTHEON I and OLD FOREST, SVARTELDER are gearing up to bring their particular take on Norwegian Black Metal to a wider audience.
Aside from Doedsadmiral on vocals, SVARTELDER’s new lineup is comprised of Maletoth on bass and guitars, AK-47 on drums, and Kobold on keys. The inclusion of these highly skilled and experienced musicians into SVARTELDER’s ranks has expanded the band’s original sound, which is firmly rooted in Norwegian Black Metal, into something much more fresh and varied, with each member bring with them their own set of influences and a variety of different elements.
SVARTELDER is undoubtely one of the most promising black metal act around and this debut ep “Askebundet” is a first evident stamp of what norwegian black metal will be in the next years.
Deranged synths, twisted, technical, sprawling epics created a unique brand which is a pleasure to unleash it on the world.
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I have to agree with just about every comment made. Sans the ultimate surperlative, this is a profound dark metal album. One of the very best in field; more complex and intriguing with every listen. Really great. Ever the contrarian, I chose, 'Ashes' as favorite; a ruse, as every track is Golden (see!). I think it the mask that kept me from sooner discovery. Jeff Richardson