Releasedate: 17-01-2011; Label: Indie Recordings
By: Sabine van Gameren
Formed in 2005 the Norwegian Black Metal band Iskald have made releases. Currently their third full length “The Sun I Carried Alone” is coming out via Indie Recordings.
Iskald, a duo that knows how to put their name in reality. It stands for ice cold and that suits their music as if they invented the word. Not afraid of using melodic elements these two guys have created a sound that is, besides the melodic side, atmospherically aggressive. The strength of this release comes from their modesty. They don’t exaggerate anything. Not in the lyrics, you believe every word that they say (If you can hear it, of course) and those are not there just to show off, it is what it is. This comes also in instrumentals.
How ice cold this might be, you’ll get some warm feelings when the atmosphere and emotion hit you and you get into their sound, embracing it and bless it for its originality. Black Metal bands like them are everywhere, plenty, but the band has this little unique thing that sets them slightly apart from those.
“The Sun I Carried Alone” is an album that surprises and in case you did not know the band before, will interest you in checking out earlier releases of them as well. Be warned, listening to this record will cause you spending more money.
Simon Larsen – Guitars / bass / vocals
Aage Krekling – Drums
02.Under a Black Moon
03.Natt Utover Havet
04.Forged by Wolves
05.I Lys av Mørket
06.The Sun I Carried Alone
08.These Dreams Divine