I’ve always been a fan of black metal, but black metal from church burning landscapes of Norway is very special and dear to my black soul. Here is the reason why: It is real and truly from the depths of hell. With groups such as Mayhem, Enslaved (unfortunately, no longer a black metal band as they ran out of ideas from the dark side of life.), Carpathian Forest, early Emperor, and Immortal making their unholy mark on the black metal scene globally, it is why Norway always comes to mind.
This brings us to Fortid, a four piece Pagan black metal group hailing from Oslo, Norway, and their latest haunting creation “Pagan Prophecies” bring to mind the good old days of black metal gone. Remember Gehenna and early Dimmu Borgir, if you still do, then Fortid will blow you away with their excellent and well thought out musical compositions and extremeness with many unique attributes.
Fortid’s music has influences from black metal, pagan metal, death metal, thrash metal and even heavy metal, but played their own way, with an abundance of atmosphere to cloud our rotten world.
“Spirit Of The North” will take you on an emotional ride through the darkest caverns of your mind. The rhythm guitars and the creepy sounding, raspy vocals will send chills down your spine.
Musically, “Pagan Prophecies” is technical but executed with a style and sound that’ll make you want to raise your fists and yell out “War upon God’s feeble and fucked up creation.”
People, if you’re into any sort of extreme metal, especially pagan black metal, this shit is as seriously as it gets because the end of daze are now close at end. Existence as we know it will be a distant memory… [Schwarzdorn Productions] Sarjoo Devani