After years of lying dormant in forgotten silence, the icy menace of THE EYE has risen anew. Originally released in 1997, „Supremacy“ contained eight unholy canticles of cold, hypnotic black metal in its purest form. Conceived and executed by Vindsval, THE EYE's sole full-length explored the cruel mythos of Odinism and delved into a poetic worship of nature in its dark, repetitive compositions, foreshadowing its creator's later work with star-driven black magicians BLUT AUS NORD. Wreathed in an ancient, otherworldly atmosphere, „Supremacy“ is both deeply misanthropic and hauntingly beautiful. Saturated with epic, elegant keyboards and clean, ringing guitar toness, it recalls the grandiose paeans of SUMMONING and glorious ride of latter-day BATHORY as often as it offers a window into Vindsval's darkened shrines. It's accessible but commanding; an experience, rather than a mere distraction. THE EYE's final testament is a lost classic that has been found and elevated to its rightful place.
I may like this even better than Hallucinogen. It will probably take its place as one of my favorite black metal albums. Wish I had invested in this band’s catalog sooner, but it’s a good way to start the new year. Metallurgical Fire
I love the more melodic side of BAN (like everyone else) but I haven’t always liked the production on the Bizarro world stuff. This album has suitably heavy and full production to accompany its nightmarish visions. Metallurgical Fire