Give me this album, I need this album. This is the single greatest duo since Starsky and Hutch, I've never seen a split so evenly paired in all of Black Metal history and I can't wait to finally own it in all its remastered glory!
Favorite track: A Distant Call from Darkness.
Featuring cult names from the harsh Finnish wasteland, this split showcases two unique but compatible strains of bleak, raw Black Metal. Seven immense offerings (four from HORNA and three from BEHEXEN) clock in at over 40 minutes, crawling into the darkest recesses of the mind and inflicting a plague of scathing sickness. Emerging from an otherworldly abyss to serenade, enchant and ensnare, the music remains precisely as it was two years ago - but artwork has been upgraded to include select lyrical extracts. HORNA’s scornful, charismatic muse is bitter and caustic, reeking of immeasurable malice and wholesome wrath. Attaining an equally eerie state of grim majesty, misanthropic blood brothers BEHEXEN emit three epic, menacing anthems of swirling, ritualistic blackness – fierce yet richly textured and ambient. The clandestine art of both entities materialises mysteriously through impenetrable darkness, curling a tenebrous hand around your soul, extinguishing all light therein. This corrosive coalition never received the distribution it richly deserves when originally released by Canadian label Autistiartili Records in 2004 and now Woodcut Records and Debemur Morti Productions aims to right that wrong. HORNA / BEHEXEN is a pact made in Hell; surrender to the gathering darkness.
supported by 18 fans who also own “Split (2020 Remaster)”
Shatraug and Spellgoth have outdone themselves with this Horna album. Absolutly punishing black metal in the best and most traditional way yet still retaining thier own uniqueness. Best album of 2020 without any doubt. If you like this album then also check out Shatraugs other band STRIGES on the WTC bandcamp page, also another classic , how the fuck does Shatraig keep this level of quality up
supported by 15 fans who also own “Split (2020 Remaster)”
When I found Batushka and discovered that they split, I was definitely broken hearted. Then I found this. I can truly see who is the heart of the original Batushka and Drabikowski is that. The whole entire album is great from start to finish. Listen to it in one sitting in the dark or with your eyes closed. Top notch! Lanna E