ANCIENT WISDOM • For Snow Covered the Northland • LP
‘For Snow Covered the Northland’ was the first full-length album from the Swedish Black/Doom Metal band Ancient Wisdom, which was formed in 1992 by Markus Norman (also of the band Throne of Ahaz & Bewitched), then under the moniker of Pain, then Ancient.
Ancient Wisdom’s career began with the 1993 cassette ‘In the Eye of the Serpent’ before going on to release 4 albums with the Italian label, Avantgarde Music. Though recorded in 1994, the debut album eventually saw release in 1996 and was notable for its highly atmospheric compositions & melodic slow-mid tempo riffing – a large departure from the all-out speed of many of their contemporaries at the time - and other sounds such as acoustic guitar & keyboards were effectively utilised to heighten the atmosphere.
01. A Hymn To The Northern Empire
02. In The Land Of The Crimson Moon
03. They Gather Where Snow Falls Forever
04. Through Rivers Of The Eternal Blackness
05. The Journey Of The Ancients
06. As Snow Covers The Northland
07. No Tears At His Funeral
08. Forest Of Summoned Spirits
09. A Ravens Reflection Of The Ancient Northland
10. The Serpent's Sleep Is Not Eternal
11. At The Other Side
12. The Sleep Within