Origin: Finland
Genres: Black Metal

Barathrum  


Barathrum is one of the older Finnish black metal bands, with a rich history featuring several members who went on to success with other bands. Formed in 1990 as Darkfeast by vocalist Demonos Sova, they debuted in 1994 with Hellstorm and have recorded relatively steadily since then, with eight albums released. The two albums reviewed here are quite different. 1996's Eerie, their second album, is a simplistic, raw, bass-heavy black metal album, somewhat in the same league as fellow Finns Beherit, quite effective for its primal groove and, unbelievably, catchy (yet undeniably evil) rhythms. By contrast, 2002's Venomous is far more uptempo in keeping with modern black metal bands, arguably less distinctive than their early work but certainly more polished and mature. With the release of 2005's Anno Aspera came word that the band was done, or at least on indefinite hold. A trivial note that is often mentioned is that the first letters of the band's eight albums spell out "Heil Sova".

Current Members

Demonos Sova

vocals/bass

Pelcepoop

guitars

G'thaur (Janne Leinonen)

bass/backing vocals

Nukleur Tormentorr

bass

Abyssir (Janne Parviainen)

drums (Ensiferum, Sinergy, Waltari)

Former Members/Guests

Somnium (Teemu Raimoranta)

guitars (Finntroll, Impaled Nazarene) RIP: March 16, 2003, died from injuries sustained during a br

Anathemalignant

guitars

Infernus

bass

Sulphur

bass

Trollhorn (Henri Sorvali)

keyboards (Finntroll, Moonsorrow)

Pimeš

drums

Nattasett

drums

Beast Dominator (Samu Ruotsalainen)

drums (Finntroll, Rapture, Shape Of Despair)


Discography



Hailstorm 
1994 Nazgul's Eyrie
  1. Deep From The Depths
  2. In Darkness I Fly
  3. Pure Flame Crown
  4. Highest Beast
  5. Lord of South and Fire
  6. Spears of Sodom
  7. Marks on My Skin
  8. Winter of the Black Snow
  9. Battlecry
  10. Gate to Jettblack Desires
  11. Slavery and Delusion
  12. Inferno Winds
  13. Hailstorm
  • Demonos Sova
  • Infernus
  • Pimeš




Eerie 
1995 Nazgul's Eyrie
  1. Sahttan Juoiggus
  2. Moon Calls
  3. Wanderer in the Night
  4. Vampire
  5. Nocturnal Dance
  6. Eerie
  7. The Twilight
  8. Black Goat
  9. Dagger, Seal, Vengeance
  10. Justice of the Shining Steel
  11. Bleeding Sky
  12. Victory Feast
  13. Ravens
  • Demonos Sova
  • Infernus
  • Pimeš




Infernal 
1996 Nazgul's Eyrie
  1. The Night of the Demon Lord
  2. The Blasphemer
  3. Warmetal
  4. Deliver a Battle
  5. Death Is Saviour
  6. Leaving the World of Mortals
  7. Deadmarch
  8. Ethereal Guest
  9. Immortal Warrior
  10. Demon Est Deus Inversus
  11. Infernal
  • Demonos Sova
  • Sulphur
  • Pimeš




Legions Of Perkele 
1998 Spinefarm
  1. Intro - Barathrum
  2. Revenge By Magick
  3. Angelburner
  4. Dark Sorceress (Autumn Siege)
  5. Last Day in Heaven
  6. The Force of Evil
  7. Necromantical Ritual
  8. SaLuBeLe
  9. Legions of Perkele
  10. Pause
  11. Pause
  12. Deep From the Depths (bonus)
  13. Warmetal (bonus)
  • Demonos Sova
  • Anathemalignant
  • G'thaur
  • Nattasett




Saatana 
1999 Spinefarm
  1. Introitus: Satanick Alert
  2. Dark Sorceress 2 (Winter Siege)
  3. Boundless Arts
  4. Beltane
  5. Helluva Agitator
  6. Melancholy, Infinity, Agony
  7. Regent of Damnation
  8. Countess Erszebeth Nadasdy
  9. Sacrilegium
  10. Saatana
  • Demonos Sova
  • Anathemalignant
  • G'thaur
  • Nattasett




Okkult 
2000 Spinefarm
  1. Magic in Atmosphere
  2. The Darkness Has Landed
  3. Bride of Lucifer
  4. Virgin Blood Spiller
  5. Halfheart
  6. I Am Very Possessed
  7. Land of Tears
  8. Whores of Hades
  9. Devilish Sign
  10. Fatal Bite
  • Demonos Sova
  • Somnium
  • Anathemalignant
  • G'thaur
  • Nukleur Tormentorr
  • Trollhorn
  • Beast Dominator

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Venomous 
2002 Spinefarm
  1. Witchmaster
  2. Sinister Autumn
  3. Hills of the Nurn
  4. Black Flames and Blood
  5. Lusifer
  6. Would You Sleep With the Demon?
  7. Souring Up From Hell
  8. Black Death
  9. Gloomy Fallen Angel
  10. Venomous
  • Demonos Sova
  • Pelcepoop
  • Anathemalignant
  • G'thaur
  • Nukleur Tormentorr
  • Abyssir




Anno Aspera 
2005 Spinefarm
  1. Intro: Antikristus Neutronstar
  2. Corpse Desecration
  3. Into Maze of Nightmares
  4. Angelraper
  5. G.I.D.
  6. Sealed by Blood
  7. Mother of Christ
  8. Crucifix Masturbation
  9. Nailday
  10. Anno Aspera
  • Demonos Sova
  • Pelcepoop
  • G'thaur
  • Nukleur Tormentorr
  • Abyssir




Long Live Satan  LIVE
2009
  1. Deep from the Depths
  2. Moon Calls
  3. The Night of the Demon Lord
  4. Black Goat
  5. Blasphemer
  6. Warmetal
  7. Battlecry
  8. Death is Saviour
  9. Bleeding Sky
  10. Lord of South and Fire
  11. Victory Feast


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