Finnish Black Metal. Second album.
BAPTISM is known as one of the most reliable Finnish black metal acts with it's instantly recognizable, yet deeply traditional, sort of puritanical "Eliterian" musical worship and esotericism.
2005 album of Baptism is the most curious of 2020 reissues. Original 2005 vinyl LP was single vinyl. On that release appeared bonus track not found on CD, yet one of the CD tracks did not appear on the vinyl. 2020 vinyl double LP is the first time that all the tracks are included. Full CD and the former vinyl bonus.
Besides this, there is completely unheard and unreleased ”morbid wings of sathanas” 7” session recorded february 2004! This recording was scheduled for Northern Heritage 16 years ago, but was buried in the vaults when Baptism decided to re-record songs into other releases with full line-up. On 7” session, you will hear the most grim and morbid form of Baptism, full of primitive force, fierce recording sound and black desolation. In all its imperfection, session presents closure of the old primitive era of band. Everything after that took giant leaps forward.
2020 edition of LP comes in gatefold cover. All 1st press artwork and lyrics are included, but in slightly revised lay-out. Front cover was in its original color tone and more depth and detail can be experienced than former black & white versions.