One of a seemingly bottomless well of Norwegian metal bands,
Keep Of Kalessin was formed in 1994, initially as Ildsjaer,
and released two commendable old-school black metal albums
in the late nineties.
Agnen, the latter of those two albums, is pretty typical
black metal fare, guitars and drums racing along with the
standard vocal style intact.
The original lineup broke up in 2000, but leader Obsidian Claw
was determined not to quit.
as a touring guitarist, he roped in
legendary Satyricon drummer Frost and infamous
vocalist Attila Csihar
in a new version of the band, releasing Reclaim in 2003.
While that pair didn't last long in the band,
Obsidian soon recruited a new rhythm section and the
band has prospered since.