SPIN017 VARGR “NORTHERN BLACK SUPREMACY” CD
Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk is a familiar name in underground experimental noise circles, and black metal circles alike. From his work with the pioneering black industrial band MZ.412 to his many solo ventures under his own name, to collaborations with Merzbow, to other projects like Folkstorm and Toroidh, Bjorkk has been prolific to say the least. The common element in all his work has been overwhelming darkness and dread. Under the Vargr moniker, Bjorkk returns to his roots in a way. The foundation of Northern Black Supremacy is black metal of the coldest variety (think Ildjarn or Beherit), but it’s buried in a no-fi terror soundtrack complete with eerie samples and anguished screams recalling his work in MZ.412. One of the harshest statements in Bjorkk’s vast cannon of releases, Northern Black Supremacy captures perfectly the coldest essence of Scandinavian black metal through a filter of unthinkable horror and militancy. In his words: No Trend. No Feeling. No Production. No Mercy.