Sunday, September 11, 2011

Walkying

Hades were somewhat early to the whole Norwegian Black Metal party, mainman Jorn even did some time for being an accomplice to a young Varg Vikernes in some church burning, but people just don't really talk much about Hades anymore. Shame really, Alone Walkying, their demo from 1993, is a solid piece of Bathory-inspired epic Black Metal. The production is typical Grieghallen. Hades evokes the feeling of overlooking misty fjords, longboats cutting through icy waters, heroic battles, and a pantheon of bearded, bellicose gods who weave fate for Norsemen as rugged as their coastline.

6 comments:

º·.Such a little raven.·º said...

Got this on tape, great stuff. Far better than Hades Almighty.

pavel said...

yup, this shit is what it's all about. and the song "Alone Walkyng" is killer, a track so good i think it was hard for them to match. Interested to hear the demo version!

JJ said...

this is really cool. For a filthy punk like me, what are some recommendations on a similar tip? I know all about bathory and dig plenty of epic power metal (Coven, Manilla Rd, Brocas Helm, whatever), if that helps. :)

Aesop said...

JJ, check into Falkenbach, Morrigan, and Nachtfalke

east kansas banger said...

cool little record pops.

Hazzard's Cure said...

Diggin it