Countess - Return of the Horned One LP
Restock of this classic Dutch BM masterpiece from 1994. Countess are arguably the first BM band from Dutch soil and this is their defining statement of primitive one-man black metal. The extremity of “Return of the Horned One” in its time lead many to not regard the album seriously, however, over 20 years later, the strength of these recordings is clear and undeniable. These powerful songs feature a crushing drum machine, raw production and some of the most harsh inhuman vocals ever shrieked onto tape. The tempo is mostly mid-paced and pounding which give the songs a clear and straight-forward strength, A totally essential recording from the 90s underground.