torstai 2. heinäkuuta 2009

Ragnarok - Pagan Land

Ragnarok (nor) - Pagan Land demo 1995
2) Pagan Land
3) From The Darkest Deep
4) Et Vinterland I Nord
5) Hammerens Slag
6) Ragnarok


Another Norwegian demo here, the first full demo of Ragnarok, the X-Ray Studios version to be more accurate. Apparently there were two versions of the demo, one recorded at Haga Studios and the other at X-Ray. I don't know how much the difference would be, having only heard this one... the cover credits Pål Espen of X-Ray for all synths, so I'm wondering if they just added a final touch and the synths to the demo there. Anyways, I'd be curious to hear the other, probably rougher version.

Back to this release, I got it by the usual method of sending a tape + postage to the band back in 1995. I had read of them on some zine or other and decided to give their viking black metal a try... yes, that's what the early releases were. Quite good viking black metal too. Obviously melodic and with folky touches but not so much as to cause a rash. It's very likely you've already heard these songs on their debut album "Nattferd" but here's the demo anyways. Enjoyable stuff.

3 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Can you please reupload the demo? thank you very much!!!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


Ok, done it now!

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Thank you very much! keep up the AWESOME work! Ciao! Destroyer.