PosthumThe Black Northern Ritual
This time around, the band breaks the surface with their third album, «The Black Northern Ritual».
One would most likely expect something ambient and gloomy from the Norwegian trio, something similar to their more experimental second album «Lights Out».
That is though not the case. «The Black Northern Ritual» tears you apart with the opening «Demon Black Skies».
Jon`s voice is more aggressive, the guitars more up front and drums has a more thrashy approach than ever before.
This new mix is certainly a poisonous blend. «I really felt the urge to write something powerful and I wanted to follow up on the themes from our debut.
I truly think we`ve awakened the true sound of ourselves after a decade as a band» -Jon, vocalist and guitarist
«Lyrically, the album is a rebellion against the false and corrupted values in the modern western world, which is so tempting and easy to believe in and follow.
The lyrics are to me a purifying ritual, an inner journey to keep myself in balance, kind of a safe-place where I never have to escape from.
I also seek inspiration from the forever-pure nature, and the frustration on how we blindly let it suffer. Sometimes it`s like the universe speaks to me, then I just write down the lyrics as I listen to the arrangements which flows around inside my head» -Jon, vocalist and guitarist