Release Date: 14 August 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|GRAVELAND EPILOGUE Limited Deluxe Gatefold 180gram Vinyl LP
When you look back at the history of the black metal scene, especially the Polish One, there are not many bands that have withstood the test of time when it comes to the music they made and what they represented back then.
Many groups have lost the specific sound and originality, they have simply joined the mainstream.
One of the bands that said a loud "NO!" to such order of things, is Graveland.
Graveland was brought to life in 1992 by Rob Darken.
The main musical inspiration was the 80's black metal of Venom and Bathory. The first two demos issued in 1992 were necromaneion and drunemeton.
Both materials were recorded in rather mi-tempos when compared to the rest of the black metal scene.
They were full of dark depth and that was typical of old doom stuff.
Despite that, both demos were closer to the emerging black metal scene because of teh typical vocal style, guitar solitude and the presence of gloomy keyboard lines.
At that time, Darken was responsible for the whole Graveland material, playing and writing everything recorded.
2. The Eyes Of Balor
3. Shadows Of Doom
4. The Forest Nemeton - Part 2
5. Children Of Moon