Brilliant three way split album from these amazing Finnish black metal artists. As usual strong material from the man called WYRD...really great HAIVE with nice folk elements (sucker for a mouth harp in my black metal) and perhaps the best for last, KEHRA...amazing stuff from this new band...reminds me of the "Cascadian Black Metal" from up in this neck of the woods. Wolves in the Throne Room, Skagos, Fauna etc.
Generally not a huge fan of split albums but this one was too good to pass up. Seriously wonderful music coming from Finland to you.
Remastered for vinyl. Nice reverse board packaging with heavy weight insert.
released June 19, 2013
WYRD (tracks 1 and 2)
Recorded at the Cursed Studio & at DT-Audio in late 2006.
Produced and mixed by Wyrd.
Music & lyrics by Wyrd and Taija Kalliola.
HAIVE (tracks 3 to 5)
Varjosielu - Electric, acoustic, and bass guitars, drums, mouth-harp, glass bottles, straw and 5-strings kantele.
This 3rd chapter of Haive was recorded mixed and mastered in the beginning of the fall 2005, at Varjot-Audio Studios.
All the musical, visual and lyrical art designed and done by Varjosielu, except vocals yelled by Noitavasara.
KEHRA (tracks 6 and 7)
All music by Utula.
All lyrics by Ikiviha.
Songs composed, written and recorded between the nears 2003 and 2007.
Ikiviha - Screams of anguish.
Utula - Strings of sorrow.