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Scald : Will of the Gods is Great Power



I would for sure describe this masterpiece as a hidden treasure. Had I discovered a hidden treasure in the depths of nowhere, I would have been in almost the same situation similarly to when I firstly heard the work of those epic Viking doomsters from Russia.

The band was formed in 1993. Their debut demo 'North Winds' came out in 1994 and was re-released with an extra track the year after. It is 1996 when the band records their debut album entitled 'Will of the Gods is Great Power', but unfortunately one year later they have to face the tragedy of the death of their lead singer Agyl. The album finally was released soon after his death in 1997, but Scald had already decided not to continue as a band.

In the album we can find perfect old school epic doom metal. North mythology and Viking tales are their favourite topics. Just grab this masterpiece and put it in the same place with the albums of Bathory (epic era) and Sorcerer. It is simply difficult to describe how brilliant this record is. Just listen to tracks like 'Night Sky', 'In The Open Sea', 'Eternal Stone' and you will for sure understand why this band is so important for everyone who is into epic doom metal. Wroth Emitter has re released the album on CD. In this re-release we can find the track 'Sepulchral Bonfire' that was included into the second edition of the 'North Winds' demo, as bonus track.

I will close this review with a phrase written on the booklet of the CD, a dedication from the band to Agyl: "Your voice is worthy of Valhalla, so let it forever resonate in the ears of gods you have praised."

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

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Tracklist :
1. Night Sky
2. Sepulchral Bonfire
3. A Tumulus
4. In The Open Sea
5. Eternal Stone
6. Ragnaradi Eve
7. Bilrost
8. Sepulchral Bonfire (Version 95)

Duration : Approx. 64 minutes.

Visit the Scald bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Chris Papadakis
Vestige Of Virtue
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