Label: Peaceville Records
Featuring the band's first demo EPs and a concert from 1990, Frostland Tapes is a must-have for completists. But beyond that, this album is weird (even for extreme metal) thanks to the D.I.Y. recording techniques and psychedelic elements that bubble up from the murk of what would eventually become black metal. And that's a good thing. As usual, the best songs are the ones about wind and trees ("Forest of Darkness," "Land of Frost"). The live set finds the band charging through death metal, but the high point is definitely hearing Nocturno Culto's Norwegian accent when he introduces each song.