Carpathian Forest - Strange Old Brew CD
Carpathian Forest was formed in the early 90's and with the downfall of many of the original second wave they disapeared for a while, but with the release of their masterpiece Black Shining Leather they showed that Norwegian black metal wasn't dead yet, and I think that since that moment that has been one of their main objectives. Their sound has evolved over time, not really maturing so to say, more like crystalizing. On Black Shining Leather and other releases prior they created a sound somewhere in between old school rock influenced black metal and the more epic Emperor sound with keyboards and an ancient atmosphere. The overall message of Carpathian Forest I think is their disgust and contempt for mankind. The so called porno songs they do about sado-masochism have a certain element of contempt and hatred, using others to display their disgust by abusing them.