ISENGARD - Vandreren LP
Dark and epic metal from 1993 from the solo project of Darkthrone's Fenriz.
The original version of 'Vinterskugge' consisted of 3 separate recording sessions conducted between 1989 & 1993, and covered a multitude of styles, including doom, rock, folk, death, black & viking metal. 'Vinterskugge' also demonstrated Fenriz's breadth of vocal styles, lending an epic edge to many of the tracks.
Containing the opening chapter from 'Vinterskugge', the masterful 'Vandreren' tracks became an inspiration to a generation for its folk-tinged epic viking anthems, dark atmospheric tracks and additional doses of black metal grimness.
Isengard was the solo-project started in 1989 by Fenriz - one the key driving forces behind Norwegian legends Darkthrone - because he had many musical ideas to explore that didn't strictly fit in with the style and music of Darkthrone. Under the Isengard moniker, Fenriz has a trio of releases, 'Vinterskugge', 'Høstmørke', and most recently the further collection of Fenriz's early and rare recordings, released in 2020 as 'Vårjevndøgn'.
Black vinyl edition including photography from Fenriz, plus additional lyrics.