URGEHAL "Ikonoklast" [12" 2-LP, Black Smoke Vinyl, Gatefold]
2019 - Black Metal from Norway
URGEHAL are keeping the faith and spirit of original Norwegian Black Metal and the band from Honefoss has every right to do so. Ever since lead guitarist and singer Trondr Nefas founded URGRHAL 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. An unholy groove adds to the malignant atmosphere permeating this Norwegian masterpiece. With their roots tight in the past URGEHAL now reach for the future of Black Metal! None shall resist!