Finnish black metal upstarts Fordom stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Manic Howls, at Inferno magazine’s website. Set for international release on November 5th via Night in Terrors, hear Fordom‘s Manic Howls in its entirety exclusively HERE.
A brand-new band hailing from Finland’s ever-fertile black metal underground, Fordom are, in fact, more underground than most. No paradigmatic “Finnish black metal” here on Manic Howls, the quartet’s first public recording: rather, they dive headfirst into the rotten underbelly laid down by domestic legends like Warloghe, Azazel, and Musta Surma back during the glorious ’90s. Indeed, from the musty ‘n’ mildewed recording to the hulking-yet-distant songs themselves, Manic Howls shows Fordom are ancient adepts despite their exceedingly young age as a band. All is laid bare, bloodily so; every struck chord and drum hit and vocal gash comes from a very real, and very physical, place that cannot be faked by modern recording plug-ins and such. This is the kind of olde-worlde BLACK METAL not meant for Instagram or YouTube or Discogs, only for the deepest (de)basements of the self and soul. Manic Howls is thusly aptly titled.
For those who are nostalgic for those glorious times, as well as the sorely missed likes of fellow Finnish defiants Musta Kappeli and Pure Evil, Fordom have the black drugs to destroy yourself with Manic Howls.
Fully destroy yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Inferno, Finland’s premier metal authority. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Fordom’s Manic Howls
1. Inside the Temple of Bael
2. Destroying the Temple of God
3. The Uprising of Barbatos
4. Rituals Spreading Into the World
5. Fuck the Messiah
6. Confession to Astaroth
7. Lucifer Rises Again