Old Pagan – Ogdrun Jarhar
It’s hard to believe that Old Pagan has been around since 1996, playing the raw and hellish black metal they play.
Musically, it’s nothing out of the ordinary, as it is your typical underground, raw black metal with a low budget studio production and sound. This duo, which recorded everything on this eight tracker have offered the black metal fan plenty of dark and evil atmospheres on “Ogdrun Jarhar”. Their musicianship is good, nothing out of this world, but it gets the job done here, of creating such a horrific feel of torture and death.
Personally, I was not into Old Pagan’s style of black metal, as it sounded just so unfinished in places, with the production being as thin in sound, and the instruments getting buried in the final mix had a lot to be desired.
Old Pagan is definitely for fans of early, early demo tape-era Mayhem, Darkthrone, Enslaved and Emperor. Symbol Of Domination Sarjoo Devani