WYRD

Pagan Black Metal / Melodic Black Metal / Folk Metal • Finland
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Wyrd was originally formed under the name of Hellkult in Hyvinkää, Finland. After the departure of Kalma in 1998, it became a solo project of Narqath (also in Azaghal) until 2005, when JL Nokturnal joined as drummer. Wyrd makes a folkloristic version of black metal and the lyrics are about old folklore and Nordic mythology.
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WYRD Heathen album cover 4.45 | 2 ratings
Heathen
Pagan Black Metal 2001
WYRD Huldrafolk album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Huldrafolk
Folk Metal 2002
WYRD Vargtimmen Pt. 1: The Inmost Night album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Vargtimmen Pt. 1: The Inmost Night
Pagan Black Metal 2003
WYRD Vargtimmen Pt. 2: Ominous Insomnia album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Vargtimmen Pt. 2: Ominous Insomnia
Pagan Black Metal 2004
WYRD Rota album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rota
Pagan Black Metal 2005
WYRD The Ghost Album album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Ghost Album
Melodic Black Metal 2006
WYRD Kammen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kammen
Pagan Black Metal 2007
WYRD Kalivägi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kalivägi
Pagan Black Metal 2009
WYRD Death of the Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Death of the Sun
Pagan Black Metal 2016

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WYRD Tuonela album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tuonela
Pagan Black Metal 2006

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WYRD Wrath & Revenge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wrath & Revenge
Pagan Black Metal 2003

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WYRD Heathen

Album · 2001 · Pagan Black Metal
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I will say that Wyrd's Heathen is the best pagan black metal album I've ever heard, but that said, I've only heard two 'offical' albums in this specific subgenre. That sort of discredits saying the first sentence completely. Anyway, Wyrd's first release certainly isn't lacking in ambition. A 51 minute single song that plays (mostly) as exactly that.

There are no real noticeable areas where the song appears to be simply stitched together, and in terms of the concept (as I like in concept albums) this is a singular united work. It begins deceptively simple, with a lone guitar strumming out a simple riff a few times over, then building, repeating, until just before the two minute mark there is a split second pause; which sends shivers down my spine as the real metal aspect of the album comes forth, and the black metal vocals come in, accompanied later on by less aggressive/narrated vocals.

The lyrics deal with the anger from the opposite side of the field in regards to the "Christianisation" of a Pagan village/settlement, and how they fight back against these invaders and their false god.

Two issues I have with this album are the slightly excessive length, which could have been shaved of five minutes and retained, if not increased the final impact of the album. The other issue is the production quality, which, despite its low fi nature, gives it quite a unique sound, but also points to some flaws in the different aspects of production. For instance, the clean parts on guitar are very, very clean, whilst the black metal parts are just laced with fuzzy recording. This doesn't withdraw from the experience, but for a first time listen, it is definitely noticeable. As the album progresses though, you'll soon forget about this aspect and get immersed in the atmosphere. For a debut, this is quite the powerful statement to make.

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