URGEHAL Ikonoklast CD
URGEHAL are keeping the faith and spirit of original Norwegian Black Metal and the band from Hønefoss has every right to do so. Ever since lead guitarist and singer Trondr Nefas founded URGEHAL with guitarist Enzifer as early as the year 1992, they have followed a strict policy of using satanic and misanthropic lyrics, heavy corpsepaint and spikes on stage as well as a dirty and harsh sound. Their massive brutality and onslaught of fierceness challenged the underground even in terms of Norwegian extreme music. While still being Black Metal in the original sense, "Ikonoklast" offers impressive dynamics from doom-laden solemnity to furious outbreaks.