Only for completionists (33%). Itīs hard to evalutate the quality of the songwriting when the sound is as lo-fi and noisy as itīs the case here but as some of the tracks from "Maanens Natt" actually made it unto the debut album by the band "Under ein Blodraud Maane (1999)" there must have been some kind of quality going on under the noisy mud because the. music on "Under ein Blodraud Maane" is good quality black metal IMO. "Maanens Natt" is a collectorīs item and even for collectors there might not be enough value to spend time and money tracking this one down. I canīt give more than.
This song is by Manes and appears on the album Under Ein Blodraud Maane (1999). Svart skogen hvor ondskap svermer. Dype daler, månen hersker. Tåken ligger på berget. I vente på ihjelbrent skatt. Rundt i de dype daler. Lusker en voldsom frykt. En ondskap som vokser og hersker. Skal igjen erobre med voldsomt ha. nn i de dype daler. Hvor lyset har sloknet for evig ti. vor ondskap skal alltid herske. Skal blodet flyte på n. avnet ropes høyt mot sk. atten fylles opp av skrivet.
Manes was started by Cernunnus in 1992 as a side-project of Atrox, a band he was playing in back then. A few experimental lineups, Manes settled as a two-man band, with Sargatanas doing the vocal duties and Cernunnus doing the rest of the instruments. The first demo: Maanens Natt (1993), the second Ned i Stillheten (1994) and the third: Til Kongens Grav de Døde Vandrer (1995). The debut album Under Ein Blodraud Maane was released by the Dutch label Hammerheart Records Vilosophe to How the World Came to an End: 2002-2011.
Maanens Natt' is about 16 minutes long, and the second is a little lengthier, at 26 minutes. Listening to these demos really makes me want to check out their full-length album - I suppose that's next on my list. Why can't the other black metal bands coming out of Scandinavia follow the direction of this band, instead of striking out into Dimmu-ish territories? It takes all kinds, I guess.
|A1||De Morke Makters Dyp|
|A3||Under Den Blodraude Maanen|
|A4||En Hymne Til Ondskapens Fyrste|
|HHR utw 002||Manes||Maanens Natt (CD, Ltd, RE)||Hammerheart Records||HHR utw 002||Netherlands||1998|