BARASTIR "Battlehymns of Hate" CD
Debut full length album. Nine tracks of raw and misanthropic, pure and intolerant satanic black metal from the depths of the Thuringian forests. Barastir stands for the true hate in men, violence and pure blasphemy. With Taaken from the mighty Odal playing the guitars, but with quite a different sound: the guitars here are bassy and cavernous, smooth with murky, finely-grained distortion, drowning in reverb, fast and slow, and with a very nostalgic and Germanic sound. Well illustrated with attractive artwork, printed on high-quality hammered paper.