SKOGEN - I Döden, DLP
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A modern Swedish black metal classic is once again being made available on vinyl. Nordvis in collaboration with Eisenwald Records – who licensed the first edition – are reissuing Skogen’s 2014 album “I döden”. It comes on double gold vinyl presented in a gatefold jacket, including an A2 poster with artwork by the late Wolkogniv of Folkingrimm Art.
“I döden” was the band’s fourth studio album, but their first on Nordvis. It has since come to be regarded as Skogen’s defining work, with which they truly made their mark. Following its release, they became a highly sought-after live band. And come the end of 2014, “I döden” could be found on many ‘best of the year’ lists, such as that of Sweden Rock Magazine in their home country.
Going back and listening to it now, seven years later, one can easily see why it left such an impact. While clearly inspired by a number of old genre greats, this is timeless music that has withstood both the test of time and the endless ebbs and flows of fads. Glorious guitar leads merge with subtle keyboard work to create a sonic texture which is solemn and forlorn, but still majestic. Skogen’s use of acoustic guitars and chanted vocals weave together stirring moods that harken back to Ulver’s Bergtatt. “I döden” is a conceptual and musical homage to Nordic darkness and death.
"I Döden" is a gloomy journey through hollow stone lands that places it's listener on a pedal of northern darkness and death!" - ROCK'N REEL REVIEWS
"The three Swedes have compiled an hour of farsighted, contemplative black metal - not quite folk, even though quiet acoustic passages exist; often raucous but with the sharpest edges all filed away by performance and productions choices, all to enhance the mood." - DECIBEL MAGAZINE
"I Döden is probably the perfect album for walking through the forest." - CRONICLES OF CHAOS
A1. Vargher 00:43
A2. I döden 07:02
A3. När himlen svartnar 07:36
A4. Solarvore 06:54
B1. Livets Ruin 04:24
B2. Griftenatt 07:24
B3. Midvintergraven 04:23
B4. Svartskogen 06:28
C1. Tihra Dautha 04:19
C2. Pestvind 07:35
C3. Radioactivity 05:51
D1. Sleep 13:17
|Packaging:||Solid gatefold cover printed on rough board, and A2 poster with exclusive artwork presented on uncoated paper.|
|Pressing info:||500 copies|
|Cat.Nr.:||Eisen091 / NVP018|
|Release date:||October 8th,, 2021|