Here's some early (1993) Norwegian Black Metal from Grimm. Grimm didn't exactly receive the attention of your Emperors, Mayhems, and Burzums back in the early days, perhaps because Grimm weren't actually very competent musicians and weren't engaged in any noteworthy criminal extracurricular activities. However, that doesn't mean this demo isn't worth your time. Nordisk Vinter was Grimm's only release. After a very typical intro of gurgling voices and howling winds, Grimm commence with some primal, mid-paced Black Metal not unlike early Carpathian Forest. I absolutely love Black Metal from this weird era when isolated Scandinavian teenagers fumbled and somnambulated towards the aesthetic that comprises the genre today. The last vestiges of Death Metal's influence seep through, grainy forest photos are xeroxed over and over again, and the cult is alive.