Armagedda "Only True Believers..." Pro-tape
Pillars of the early 2000s black metal underground, Sweden's ARMAGEDDA exuded an authentically ancient air despite their youthful years. The black metal underground back then was a purer, more traditionalist iteration of what it is today, and within that staunchly ideological landscape did ARMAGEDDA prove their fiery intent with their 2001 debut album, The Final War Approaching, and more so with its follow-up in 2003, Only True Believers - the title itself a statement of intent, naturally. Alas, as many passionate young men are wont to do, the duo of A. and Graav became restless with the shackles of supposedly "true" black metal and began plotting their next move, one that would drive deeper into the true heart of "black metal" whilst exhibiting the unorthodoxy of approach that once endeared the genre to sonic revolutionaries. And while that would manifest in the band's third and final album, the shockingly mature Ond Spiritism, it is with Only True Believers where ARMAGEDDA found the perfect synthesis of ideology and imagination.
Released by Nordvis.