Forest - Forest (1996)
Walknut - Graveforests and Their Shadows (2007)
Raw black metal royalty. A mournful, blown-out blur of tremolo picking, blastbeats, and hoarse screams. In the hall of fame, without a doubt.
Obligatory NS Warning: Forest is part of Blazebirth Hall, a notoriously racist Russian black metal collective. There are no immediately apparent references to these abhorrent beliefs on this record, but I certainly don't know for sure. Do what you will with this information.
1. Unfinished Song of These Woods
2. In the Middle of Death, in the Face of Life
3. The Bolverk Spirit
4. To the Heart Flames
5. To These Distant Eyes...
6. For the Woe...
Harvest of grief
More elite-tier raw black metal:
Within the Vacuum of Infinity... (2009)