Hulder - Godslastering: Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry (CD)
Hulder's highly anticipated debut album spans a myriad of generations and idioms of black metal, but all deeply rooted in the classic '90s - from the paganisms of earliest Enslaved, Ulver, Isvind, and Kampfar to the hypnotizing grit of classic Judas Iscariot and Grand Belial's Key.
The album kicks off in an utterly feral manner and cresting along to vicious wanderlust and ending on the eerily restrained near-ambient hymn "De Dijle," and then furthering the synth mysticism and maintaining a more triumphant aspect, before closing with the magical march of "From Whence an Ancient Evil Once Reigned" - all of which is encased in a production that's rich, robust, and balanced.
Hulder hails from Belgium and was formed in 2018 as the sole work of the Hulder herself. The album contains eight songs across 40-minutes.
Release Year: 2021
Label: Iron Bonehead