Isengard – Høstmørke (1995)

An interesting record from Fenriz that comes on at first like a mix of leftover Darkthrone tracks with a bunch of folk elements thrown over the top of it. Hostmorke is, of course, far more than just this cynical first take. The songs are fantastic, and the black metal parts are incredibly good. The folk elements, those being mainly heavy, echoic, pounding drums and clean, chanted vocals, are a welcome addition to what we are already know and love Fenriz for.

At first, Hostmorke may seem like a patch work of styles, but repeat listens are especially rewarding as the pieces fall into place.