Limited edition of 300 copies of "Orcrist - Det Hedenske Norge"
Isvind Orcrist's"Det hedenske Norge" 7" vinyl single, emblematic of the 1990s black metal surge, encapsulates the raw energy of pagan black metal. Released during a period of genre evolution, the limited edition format, DIY production, and thematic exploration of heathenry highlight its significance. This sonic relic remains a symbol of the era, reflecting the enduring spirit of black metal in Europe's musical landscape. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.
Isvind Orcrist's "Det hedenske Norge" is a limited edition 7" vinyl single that serves as a remarkable testament to the genre of pagan black metal. Released during a period when the subgenre was gaining prominence, this single captures the raw and unbridled energy that defined the musical landscape of that time.
The production of this vinyl single is emblematic of the dedication and craftsmanship inherent in the black metal scene. In the late 20th century, particularly during the 1990s, black metal experienced a surge in popularity across Europe. Norway, in particular, became a hotbed for this extreme and often controversial form of music. Bands like Isvind Orcrist emerged during this era, contributing to the evolution of black metal.
The 7" vinyl format was a common choice for many black metal releases during this time. Its limited duration per side necessitated concise and focused compositions, characteristic of the genre. The analog warmth of vinyl added a distinct quality to the music, enhancing the overall experience for listeners. The limited edition nature of such releases further intensified their appeal among collectors and enthusiasts.
"Det hedenske Norge" translates to "The Heathen Norway," and the thematic elements of the single reflect the prevailing spirit of pagan black metal. Paganism, nature worship, and a rejection of established religious norms were recurring themes within the lyrical and visual aesthetics of many black metal bands during this period. Isvind Orcrist, through this single, embraced and embodied these themes, contributing to the broader narrative of the genre.
The production of the single also reflects the DIY ethos that was prevalent in the black metal community. Many bands of the time eschewed mainstream recording studios in favor of home or underground studios, embracing lo-fi production values that added an authentic and primal quality to their sound. This approach often resulted in a sonic landscape characterized by raw, distorted guitars, relentless blast beats, and haunting, otherworldly atmospheres.
Music Genre:Norwegian Black / Death Metal
Record Label Information:Hearse Records
|Packaging: This album includes the insert of Hearse Records with album details
Media Format:7" Single
Year & Country:Norway 2003
Track Listing of: "Det hedenske Norge"
The Songs/tracks on "Det hedenske Norge" are
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