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Nidrosian Black Metal: A Primer For The Uninitiated

I was first made aware of the word “Nidrosian” by contemporary Black Metal artisans, Mare (Spheres Like Death, Terratur Possessions, 2010). Their orthodox Scandinavian sound is not what caught my ear, rather their ritualistic soundscapes, which invoked the thoughts of medieval black masses. Mare’s entire aesthetic is enchanting to the proponent of the dark arts. Their live performances are an  otherworldly experience in itself, combing sonic assault with arcane visual enchantment. Truly an impious experience.

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