Monday, May 6, 2013

Land of Stone, Castle of Emptiness

Martyrdöd's first LP is a storm landing just after spring's first thaw, despoiling the promise of renewal with its shroud of jagged ice, turned gray by the blackened sky.  For years, I thought the excellent "In Extremis" was their debut, but after following the soot-streaked snow trail that eventually leads to "Paranoia," I came to know of their savage and impetuous origin.  Given to us by the same madmen who brought Asebia into this world, "Martyrdöd" is a lost classic of righteous conviction smothered in a haze of Scandinavian bleakness.

Martyrdöd LP (Plague Bearer Records, 2003)

Recently re-upped:
Saké - Discography
Crow/Artimus Pyle Split 7"
Himei 7"s
Undone- 2 7"s and a comp

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