Horde - Hellig Usvart (Nuclear Blast) 1994
Church Bell Tolls Amidst The Frozen Nordic Winds" (1:05)
This is the black metal disc that caused people to boycott and send nasty hate mail to Nuclear Blast. Why? Because this band supports Christian ideas. Funny how it's a crime to censor anyone except someone who holds to Christian values. Hmmm...
Anyhow, the music on this disc is so feakin' fast that it becomes ridiculous The name of the game here is everybody play as fast as you can, whoever gets to the end of the song first wins! Well, that would be true except that this one time project is by one man who plays all the instruments, who's goes by the name Anonymous. Of course most people know that Anonymous is ex-Mortification/Paramaecium drummer Jayson Sherlock. (Well, if ya didn't know, you know now.) The drum work on this disc is outstanding; it almost seems impossible for any human to play that fast. "Hellig Usvart" is Norwegian and means "Holy Unblack." And in the cover Horde has written: "Vi de udødelige inviterer dere til å slå dere sammen med oss". This too is Norwegian and means something like this: "We the immortal invite you to join us."
Oh, almost forgot to mention, I dig those short catchy song titles.