Thursday, 17 September 2009
As modern kids are busy crapping themselves over Xasthur, Shining, Striborg etc. and their influence over "depressive" or "suicide" black metal. (or as we old bastards call it "emo black metal") there was Manes... While their demos (which are classics in their own right) are the far more grim releases, Under Ein Blodraud Maane was a rerecording of that material in a more polished manner (i.e. not recorded and then dubbed from a telephone answering machine).
This amazing work was one of the most influential pieces of work to come out of Norway.
Essential listening, best enjoyed while under the influence.
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