Under A Funeral Moon
Label: Peaceville Records
These Norwegian black metal kingpins continued to take what Bathory started straight to the Seventh Circle with this 1993 release. Some of the death metal elements they began with remain, but for the most part Under A Funeral Moon bears the beastly markings of true Norwegian black metal: awful sound, painfully choked vocals and a brutal simplicity. You can't really understand anything Nocturno Culto is scraping from his beleaguered vocal chords but you're most definitely better off that way. Culto (nee Ted Skjellum) is a school teacher now.