Release date: 1998
Style: Viking black metal


8.2 | 62 votes


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01. Avondland
02. Mother Europe
03. Aris
04. Fatherland
05. Season's Change (Solstice)
06. 13th Of October 1307
07. Dying In A Moment Of Splendour
08. Rise And Fall (Anno Satana)
09. The Seducer
10. Cain
11. Fallen Angel [Japanese bonus]
12. From Beyond The Grave [Japanese bonus]

Lyrics (9)

Gunther Theys - bass, vocals
Walter Van Cortenberg - drums
Erik Sprooten - guitar
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - guitars

Additional info
Format: CD
Label: Mascot Records (Holland)
Recorded at Studio Spacelab - Tönisvorst, Germany.
Produced by Oliver Phillips & Christian Moos.
Co-produced by Jan Yrlund & Ancient Rites.
Engineered by Christian Moos.
Mastering: Q-point - Hilversum, Holland.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

I have to admit that I'm not a Black Metal specialist but there is something I pretty much figured out all by myself: Ancient Rites is not mainstream Black Metal. Far from the "purists" and also very different from the "symphonists" , Ancient Rites belongs to a different group of bands, the one that loves the sound of clean guitars and solos just like in Heavy or Power Metal, without sacrificing the bases of Black Metal. The result could be labeled as Power Black Metal or something like that. Well, that's probably why I just like that talented band that much!

published 09.01.2004 | Comments (1)

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JÄY - 20.11.2011 at 21:37  
Rating: 9 Another great viking album... really thrashy at times and melodic at others.
Rasputin - 16.01.2015 at 00:26  
  Great fucking album. 9/10 still, after all these years.

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