Ihsahn‘s solo work has always had a divisive character to me. The roots in extreme metal, the progressive and complex music, combined with the influences and a brass ensemble, leaves me somewhere between being intruiged (‘Lend Me The Eyes Of Millennia‘) and not getting through the material. That said, there is no doubt that this […]
Even though I’ve sincerely enjoyed Ihsahn‘s side projects like Peccatum and Hardingrock, I never had a thirst for the solo work of Norway’s favorite black metal musician. It always seemed too, peculiar. The realisation that my taste buds have evolved to liking this particular brand of extreme progressive metal came after hearing the first single […]
Although summer is not dying any time soon, with 30+ degrees C in the middle of September, autumn is being heralded by it’s proverbial namesake and atmospheric/black metal entourage Winterfylleth. I for one am definitely waiting for less sun, less heat and some (more!) of The Dark Hereafter.. Read all!
Ihsahn is a bit like wine. We buy wine, gift-wrap it, talk and brag endless about its’ taste. Some may elect to store it and consume at a later date. This may lead to an assortment of bottles, and voila: we can choose to leave certain special bottles in (conditioned) storage just a little longer. […]