CD. ‘De Oproeping Van Middeleeuwse Duisternis’ collects two early releases from one woman Black Metal band Hulder. The disc’s first five tracks comprise what was the Rehearsal 8/13/18 tape release collecting an intro and truncated rehearsal versions of the early demo tracks, indulging in the spontaneous harshness and pacing of a live recording. A Celtic Frost cover shows a primary influence.
Tracks 6-8 are the original ‘Ascending The Raven Stone’ demo tracks proper that were Hulder’s first recorded release, immediately embracing the icy traditional Black Metal style of her forbears in both the Scandinavian and French scenes of the 1990s. An already well developed sense of songwriting and atmosphere signal toward the dark future to come.
These are the earliest raw steps of the project that would before long coalesce into evolved but no less bewitching form on the Hulder debut full length.