Greek black metal from the early to mid 1990s is rightfully one of the most celebrated convergences of time and place in the history of the genre. There are relatively few styles in metal that can be so easily identified as having emerged from such a narrowly defined context as the archetypal sound that was pioneered most famously by the likes of Rotting Christ and Varathron. Among other less-commonly-referenced bands from the same scene was Elysian Fields, who initially began to garner attention in their country following the circulation of two promo tapes in 1994 and 1995.
On August 15th, Nuclear War Now! Productions is proud to offer the first reissue of Adelain on both CD and LP formats since its initial release by Unisound in 1995. In addition to having been originally released by the same label as both Rotting Christ’s and Varathron’s sophomore albums, Adelain was also recorded at the legendary Storm Studio under the supervision of George Magus of Necromantia, which lends further credence to the album’s strong Greek pedigree.
1. I of Forever
2. As One
3. Un Sentiment / I Was Dying Once Again
4. Of Purity and Black
5. Foredoomed Elegy
6. Father Forgive Them (For They Do Not Know)
7. Elysian Fields
8. Deicide / The Auspice
9. Elysian Fields
10. Father Forgive Them (For They Do Not Know)
11. Deicide / The Auspice