Band: Scald
Release: Will of Gods is a Great Power (Full-Length)
Genre: Epic Doom/Viking Metal
Country: Russia
Year: 1996
Label: MetalAgen

One of my favorite Russian releases to date.  Scald‘s “Will of Gods is a Great Power” is THE go-to album for anyone craving a more atmospheric approach to Bathory‘s seminal “Viking-era” sound.  Sadly, Agyl’s bone-chilling vocals were laid to rest when he suddenly passed away in 1997, inevitably leading to Scald‘s sudden disbandment.  I have yet to find a better band than Scald that can harmoniously and almost effortlessly blend elements of both Bathory and Dark Quarterer in one perfect album.

Rating: 100%

Scald Russia Doom Metal
Maxim “Agyl” Andrianov (R.I.P): Vocals
Ivan “Harald” Sergeev: Guitars
Karry: Guitars, Keyboards
Velingor: Bass
Ottar: Drums