Thursday, July 3, 2008

Vinland vs. Finland

At the request of avid Cosmic Hearse supporter, JH of Jabladav, here's the infamous Vinland vs. Finland four way split. This features Bone Awl from the U.S., Volkurah from Canada, and Hammer and Vordr both hailing from Finland. All the bands play raw, minimalist Black Metal, with Vordr and Bone Awl injecting a bit of punk into their sound. This was released as an LP by Grievantee and later as a cassette by Northern Sky Productions, both are long out of print and hard to come by. If I had to declare a winner I'd give it to Vinland only because Bone Awl is so great, and Hammer is rather uninteresting. Enjoy.

9 comments:

Jake Thee Pope said...

I've got the Northern Sky cassette version of this. I'm obsessed with Bone Awl-- they're like an even trashier version of Ildjarn/Sort Vokter... and since thee Ild seems to be content to either wallow in retirement or release ambient hymns to the Nordic forests, they'll do nicely, thanks. Vordr is damn righteous as well-- must track down more o' their stuff some day.

Speaking of retirement, mine will most likely be short-lived.

Aesop said...

Good news, Jake. Yes, Bone Awl are great, I prefer them to Ildjarn. Excellent people as well. They also produced one of the greatest fanzines ever called "Fall To Your Knees Pissing" been working on getting the issues I have scanned for the magical PUNKS IS HIPPIES zine blog.

AdamO said...

the more i hear Bone Awl, the more i like. does this band play live?

Aesop said...

Once in a great while Bone Awl plays live. I saw them with Sabbat from Japan, they were terrible, which of course here means "Awesome"

Khaosz[] said...

Vordr + Bone Awl = Perfection
Thanks for this crushing release!

SvartStøy said...

Bone awl rules

Anonymous said...

thanks for turning me on to this great band. i will have the pleasure of seeing them in cleveland in june. thanks for the night is indifferent ep also.

ido said...

Going through and downloading all the BONE AWL stuff. This band is really something.

Tyler Lunch said...

Woah, this release fucking slays. Thanks! Im constantly finding great stuff on your blog!