Monday, August 15, 2011
Sorhin, "Ett Fonnordiskt Rike"
Because I've been fucking around on the internet and thinking about metal all day, here's a demo track by my favorite black metal band of all time. Sorhin hadn't quite pinned down their inimitable sound yet, but the atmosphere is there. The riffing and drumming in this track suggest a very strong Darkthrone influence, something that would become basically indiscernible by the time Sorhin put out the Skogsgriftens Rike EP. Of course, they didn't just drop the Darkthrone, they absorbed it completely into their own way of doing things. Originary influences persist, whether as hidden foundations or flickering shades.