Label(s): Fallen Empire Records, Amor Fati & Ordo MCM Release Date: 4/2/14
From the opening notes of Adversarialism, it’s obvious that this two track demo is yet another attempt to release a “True Norwegian” style album in the 21st century. Many try and few succeed, as bands like LVTHN are faced with the impossible task of creating something that’s both genuine and original in 2014. Most end up sounding like Burzum/Darkthrone copycats and unfortunately, this release is no exception. The repetitive, hypnotic guitars and clipped vocals were brilliant when Varg executed them 18 years ago on Filosofem, but every subsequent clone diminishes the effect.