DARK AND EPIC METAL FROM 1993, FROM THE SOLO-PROJECT OF DARKTHRONE'S FENRIZ, PRESENTED ON BLACK VINYL.
Isengard was the solo-project started in 1989 by Fenriz - one the key driving forces behind Norwegian legends Darkthrone - because he had many musical ideas to explore that didn't strictly fit in with the style and music of Darkthrone. Under the Isengard moniker, Fenriz has a trio of releases, 'Vinterskugge', 'Høstmørke', and most recently the further collection of Fenriz's early and rare recordings, released in 2020 as 'Varjevndogn'.
The original version of 'Vinterskugge' consisted of 3 separate recording sessions conducted between 1989 & 1993, and covering a multitude of styles, including doom, rock, folk, death, black & viking metal. 'Vinterskugge' also demonstrated Fenriz's breadth of vocal styles, lending an epic edge to many of the tracks.
This vinyl release contains the opening chapter from 'Vinterskugge', with the masterful 'Vandreren' tracks becoming an inspiration to a generation for its folk-tinged epic viking anthems, amid its dark atmospheric tracks and additional dose of black metal grimness.
'Vandreren' is presented on black vinyl and includes photography from Fenriz, plus additional lyrics.
A.1. Vinterskugge [05:17]
A.2. Gjennom Skogen Til Blaafjellene [05:51]
A.3. Ut I Vannets Dyp Hvor Morket Huiler [04:15]
B.1. Dommedagssalme [04:58]
B.2. In The Halls And Chambers Of Stardust The Crystallic Heavens Open [02:33]
B.3. Fanden Lokker Til Stupet (Nytrad) [02:42]
B.4. Naglfar [05:26]
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