Ancient North - The Gates LP
Ancient North - 'The Gates' LP
140g Black vinyl edition limited to 200 copies
ANCIENT NORTH is the work of one Forlorn, who also numbers the band Necrosear. As ANCIENT NORTH, the band makes its debut with The Gates in 2022. ANCIENT NORTH's black metal is as authentically 1994 as anything currently around. Trilogy-era Darkthrone (whom they cover), Malicious Records-era Gorgoroth, early Ancient, the lone Kvist album, the first demo of Norway's Troll: however obvious these references may seem on paper, to reCREATE such sounds is an entirely different manner, and indeed do ANCIENT NORTH unapologetically add to this iron-clad tradition. From the blizzard-born execution to the hypnotically linear songwriting, from the raw-yet-full production to even the elegantly sparse cover artwork, The Gates is a special record especially not for these times. Those who know, already know.