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Verses In Oath

by Hulder

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Ryan Verses in Oath is the perfect embodiement of the second wave black metal sound. Raw production, melodic riffage and subtle synth work that creates a medieval/vampyric atmosphere. This one brings The Principle of Evil Made Flesh and Dark Medieval Times to mind the most. Vemod and Spectral Voice are close but this is AOTY for me until something else knocks it off. Stunning album. My full review: www.sputnikmusic.com/review/88189/Hulder-Verses-In-Oath/ Favorite track: Cast Into The Well Of Remembrance.
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bmurator US Black Metal. A one woman, Marliese Beeuwsaert, project, this is an incredible album that I will be coming back to time & again! It combines aspects of raw-ish BM together with some medieval influences. I need to dig into Marz's discography... :) Highly recommended!!!
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000 as bleak as dark; hope unseen in the ice winds. a beauty.
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Erik Salazar Honestly, picking a favorite song off of this release has been hard. But if I had to pick one, track 3 stands out for truly showcasing the greatness of Hulder on this release. But if I’m being honest, this whole record is just phenomenal. Hulder really are firing on all cylinders here, creating their best record to date and setting the bar high early for black metal in 2024. Easily an early album of the year contender from one of metals most exciting bands. Just buy it if you haven’t. Favorite track: Hearken The End.
Shaltiar
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Shaltiar I still love her and will continue to do her biding Favorite track: Veil Of Penitence.
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grim667 Great Album love the female vocals this is definitely a Masterpiece Favorite track: Hearken The End.
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about

The hauntingly grandiose new Hulder album ‘Verses in Oath’, created during the dreariest cold months of the Northwest winter, constitutes the most majestic, untamed manifestation thus far in the band’s journey of conquest, as new territory is put to flame and conquered by sword and shield.

A pivotal 2022 saw Hulder release ‘The Eternal Fanfare’, a 5 track mini-album, marking a new phase in the project’s rapid development. Further to Hulder’s audial ascendency, the band set the live stage ablaze, touring widely in North America throughout the year and into 2023, which brought the band to European shores for the first time as well.

Spurred on by these noble victories the ground was prepared for the immensity of ‘Verses in Oath’. Tracked by Hulder in the Northwest, the mix and master was entrusted to cult legend Ahti Kortelainen of Tico Tico Studios in Finland, whose overwhelming list of credits stretch back decades to include Barathrum, Belial, Impaled Nazarene and Moonsorrow among countless others. The result is both unsparingly savage and wistfully evocative; black blood on white snow.

The ancient sorrow-filled melancholy and seething spirit that are the essence of ‘Hearken The End’ permeate the entire album, by now a fundamental detail in Hulder’s identity where roots run deep in long forgotten soil. And whilst the slashing cruelty and torn flesh of ‘Vessel of Suffering’ and ‘Enchanted Steel’ embrace a predatory barbarism, it is the joining of all those elements that places ‘Verses in Oath’ in the timeless pantheon of Black Metal’s most strident lineage.

While Black Metal has evolved into myriad offshoots and subgenres to the point of incomprehension, Hulder is resolutely steeped in the genre’s destructive preeminence, rituals and traditions, carrying the torch of its origins and heritage. And still ‘Verses in Oath’ astonishes with the malevolent spirit of creative autonomy and individual freedom essential to reach the genre’s exalted heights.

DECIBEL MAGAZINE TOUR 2024 w/ Hulder, Worm, Devil Master, Necrofier

2/21: Roseville, CA - Goldfield Trading Post
2/22: Oakland, CA - Thee Stork Club
2/23: Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
2/24: San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick
2/25: Mesa, AZ -The Nile
2/27: Austin, TX -Empire Control Room
2/28: Dallas, TX - Trees
3/01: Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade
3/02: Orlando, FL - The Abbey
3/03: Miami, FL - Gramps
3/05: Greensboro, NC - Hangar 1819
3/06: Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
3/08: Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
3/09: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Monarch
3/10: Boston, MA - The Middle East
3/12: Pittsburgh, PA - Preserving Underground
3/13: Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
3/14: Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
3/15: Chicago, IL - Reggies
3/16: St. Louis, MO - Red Flag
3/17: Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
3/18: Denver, CO - HQ

credits

released February 9, 2024

Hulder - Guitars, Vocals, Synth
Necreon - Bass
CK - Drums

All music and lyrics by Hulder
Recorded at De Pestkerk Studios, Jan - March 2023
Drums recorded at The Underworld Studios January 2023
Mixed and mastered by Ahti Kortelainen at Tico Tico Studios, June 2023

Photography by Liana Rakijian
Illustrations by Mfaxii
Logo by D. Andersson
Layout by Dan Fried

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