#1
Hello all,

I got this recording from an older bloke who has been into extreme metal for a while, and there's a song he'd like to know the identity of. He doesn't remember how he got it, but he says it's from the late 80s/very early 90s, and from a Scandinavian band. I thought maybe Thorns, but I couldn't find anything indicating the song. Any clues on who it could be? Or maybe based on the recording, whether his memory seems right?

Danke

http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=29lim12%3E&s=8#.VE0MVBZ-tec
#2
From the sounds of it, it's a German band (not Scandinavian) and it's certainly not Thorns. I can't say for sure who it is but it sounds like a band attempting to sound like a less melodic version of Tormentor or Behexen, it's possible for it to be late 80's but I doubt it, more than likely 90's or even modern day considering Black Metal is meant to have raw production and kids today can make this stuff in their bedroom with a laptop. So my guess is it's a local band or some kids trying to get a demo out there but probably not an established act.

However, there's no telling for sure since Black Metal is very easily over-saturated with countless demos from sometimes even established acts. So it's possible it could be some early obscure demo from Frost-Like Ashes, Sargeist, Tsjuder, Nachtmystium or some band trying to emulate them since I've heard most of their demos and don't recognize this particular song.
#3
Thanks for the reply! Someone on another forum compared them to Enslaved, which I can kind of hear, but listening to some Behexen I can hear the comparison in some of their more mid-tempo sections. Are there any particular German bands that drive you in that direction rather than Scandinavian? I'm not too familiar with German black metal.