Ahh... nothing like some trve cold Norwegian Black Metal. "Ved Graven" is the new album by Norwegian Black Metal act Throne Of Katarsis. Once a "demonic duo", the band is now a vicious quartet. According to a press release, the album title "Ved Graven" can be translated to "At the Grave", and is by far the darkest material written by the band to this date. Cold, raw, and with the bizarre aura of an everlasting funeral, Throne Of Katarsis delivers their requiem in honor of the final darkness. During three long nights the seven rites of this album was recorded. The séance was done in darkness and with poisoned minds, and with a dedication closer to a possession rather than anything else. All instruments and vocal were recorded live in the studio, in order to capture the aura the band creates during their convocations. A couple of guitar leads were added to the mix, and also church organ — recorded at nighttime at a local church during a highly blasphemic ceremony. Holy shit... now that's trve Black Metal spirit. Highly recommended!