torstai 4. kesäkuuta 2009

Thornfrost - Upon The Faustian Throne demo 1997

Thornfrost - Upon The Faustian Throne demo 1997
Shores Of Black Dawn
2) Sister Winter
3) Veiled In Crimson Skies
4) Thornfrost

Available here

This seems to be a pretty rare item, the only released recording of Henri & Ville Sorvali's (Moonsorrow) black metal project, featuring also Sami Heikura from Kharadrai. It was released in 1997 through the Sorvali cousins' Meat Hook Productions and that's where I ordered it from, I think. I vaguely remember buying this, Moonsorrow's "Tämä Ikuinen Talvi", 2nd issue of their 'zine and possibly some other tape or two.

But back to item at hand, this was supposed to be straight-forward black metal, but it's not of the raw & rough school, rather what we have here is Nordic black metal supported by synth. It sounds less sugary than the average synth-bm product of the era though. Unfortunately the sound was very weak and a bit fuzzy, not much more I could do. It's easy listening compared to LLN-items still. There are 4 tracks but the 1st and 4th are more like an intro and outro in my opinion, so it is a quite short release overall. Definitely worth a listen, especially to Moonsorrow fans.

9 kommenttia:

Gal kirjoitti...

Yo man, thanks very much, this looks like very rare. I never heard of this or knew it's a Sorvali Cousins project, how do you know it's their project ?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Gal, I've got the 2nd issue of the Meathooked 'zine the guys made with some of their friends in the mid to late 90's, there's a bio of Thornfrost from which I verified that. Also, it seems quite rare, they didn't probably sell too many copies of the tape.

Grilo Do Demo kirjoitti...

Infinite thanks! This is an absolute rarity, indeed, a complete surprise to me. I'm really happy to see it in the net, so thank you. Is there a possibilty that you upload it in FLAC or any other lossless format? Would be nice too. Actually any other rarity from the Sorvalis, or Marko Tarvonen and Markus Eurén's Gorewinter, would be appreciated.

I can offer you the demos of Ahti and Masturbory (by the Sorvali cousins too), in case you don't have them; they're both in my blog. But I only have them in MP3... Also the original master of "Metsä", in FLAC this one, I didn't upload it but if you don't have it, just ask me for it...

Hail from Celtic lands

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Grilo, you're welcome. I'll have to see about the FLAC thing. I'll post Gorewinter soon, so stay tuned!

Gal kirjoitti...

Yo bro, can you post that zine, I'm realy interested to read it as a big Moonsorrow fan

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Gal, sure I can once I get my lazy ass to scan it! I'll try to do that in the near future.

Gal kirjoitti...

Thanks dude !

Grilo do Demo kirjoitti...

Dear Velkaarn,

I started a compilation of Moonsorrow rarities some weeks ago, and I have just included this demo. Thanks again for uploading it in the first place. :)


As your link is dead, feel free to substitute it with mine, if you wish.


Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Hey, thanks for letting me know and ok, I'll use your link for the time being! I've been really bad at replacing the dead links.