Hailing from the black metal hotbed of Finland, MORKETIDA continue to drive deeply into their native land's most mystical depths. During the summer of 2018, the band released their striking debut album, Panphage Mysticism, through WEREWOLF and its effect was instantaneous: Whereas so many nowadays Finnish black metal bands derive influence from the cryogenic fury of the SATANIC WARMASTER axis or the paradigmatic bestiality of early Beherit, MORKETIDA here returned to the woodland wonder of such oft-overlooked hordes of Noenum, Vritra, and Blood Red Fog's most desolate musings. By no means plagiarists, the young mavericks similarly invoked a ghostly grimness, wandering within the night to thick-yet-spacious swells of ripped-raw guitar and foggy organ. Now, they continue that effortless momentum with the four-song Traveler of the Untouched Voids.
Pressed on clear purple/clear mix vinyl ("cloudy ultra clear deep purple").