Aeternus - Dark Sorcery (1995)

Aeternus - Dark Sorcery (1995) Cover
Sonny Sonny / June 09, 2020 / Comments 1 / 1

An excellent, early ep from Norway's Aeternus, that isn't just blood and guts black metal, but a more subtle offering. Opener, Black Dust, is the stand-out for me. With it's Black Sabbath-referencing opening and brilliant blend of black, death and even doom, it's a glorious celebration of dark metal. Next up is Victory, with it's faster tempo it is a more typical mid-90's black metal offering. Third track, Raven and Blood, is another monster of a song, with a number of changes of pace as it switches from out-and-out black metal to a more death metal sound. The record then closes with a short folky passage that rounds the ep off nicely. Overall, the song writing is excellent, on a par with such BM legends as Enslaved and Emperor, and the execution is equally terrific, making it one of my favourite nineties black metal ep's and this from a time when there were some bona fide classics coming out, with which it justifiably stands shoulder to shoulder.

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Release Site Rating

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4.5

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4.5

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Band
Release
Dark Sorcery
Year
1995
Format
EP
Clans
The North
Genres
Black Metal
Sub-Genres

Black Metal (conventional)

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