The main forces behind BORKNAGAR and VINTERSORG / OTYG deliver a progressive avant-garde evolution from the influences of both of their bands respectfully. With the roots of solid metal and an exploration ofuncharted atmospheric territories, this is an authentic winter manifesto. Incorporating 70's art-rock to current Nordic Black Metal, "Terra" is a challenging personal journey of the soul. (2006)
* Background info:
Intending to combine their common artistic approach since 2000, BORKNAGAR's main songwriter Ã¯A¿A½ystein G. Brun and Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mr. V (a.k.a. VINTERSORG) herein deliver five years of creativity. Trading and developing ideas while releasing Borknagar albums, CRONIAN (begun as Ion) established a true and definite form in 2005 when the final song crafting for Terra began. A progressive avant-garde evolution, the band's sound comes from combining the transformation Borknagar has taken over the years with Mr. V and his main band Vintersorg's, along with projects OTYG and Fission, variety. Developing their shared interest in movie soundtracks, the band infuse their solidly metal roots with an exploration of uncharted atmospheric territories. Human near death experiences and emotional extremes inspire lyrics while an atmospherically desolate arctic landscape is visually presented throughout. An authentic winter manifesto, recorded in snowstorms with -4Ã¯A¿A½ F, the album incorporates elements from '70s art-rock to current Nordic Black Metal, melodic and experimental. Recorded in complete autonomy by CRONIAN with engineering assistance from Mattias Marklund (Vintersorg) and mastering by Dan SwanÃ¯A¿A½ (BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE) at his Unisound Studio, 'Terra' is a challenging personal journey of the soul.