The description given by Relapse makes comparisons to second wave of black metal bands but the comparison to Ulver is quite apt. In fact, this EP could sit easily between Ulver’s ‘Kveldssanger’ and ‘Nattens Madrigal’ albums as it brings together elements of both albums in the folksy acoustic guitar passages and the thin, atmospheric guitars reminiscent of that period in Ulver’s past.
Track one, ‘Ravnens Banner’ starts off with some beautiful, choral vocals that almost sound like a reverb soaked Gregorian chant. Then the blastbeats and raw guitars kick in, with the ethereal vocals still in the background adding to the atmosphere of the track. This sets the tone for the EP perfectly, being both beautiful and haunting at the same time. ‘Frosne Vind’ is an instrumental acoustic piece, bridging the gap nicely between two harsh black metal tracks.
The EP ends with a beautiful little acapella piece that wraps up this little gem perfectly.