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Barshasketh was formed in 2007 as a solo project by Krigeist with the intention of creating pure black metal, intentionally free of genre cross-pollination. Second-wave blasphemy re-imagined and reinterpreted through extensive use of layering and counterpoint. After two well received demos via Wolfsvuur Records, the debut album 'Defying the Bonds of Cosmic Thralldom' emerged in 2010. Following the release of the first full length, Krigeist relocated to Scotland after travelling through south-east… read more

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  • Avatar for darkgnome
    This is actually pretty damn good!
  • Avatar for yetifood
    Ophidian Henosis is a masterpiece, easily among the top black metal albums of the year. A huge leap forward for the band.
  • Avatar for Tyetth
    I'm really sorry because I wanted to like the band, but I couldn't get past Ophidian Henosis pt III.
  • Avatar for vandenio
    great band!!!
  • Avatar for versionfiv
    meh. maybe if they got a better vocalist. he sounds like a 15 year old trying to imitate hoath torog.
  • Avatar for Vodinn
    Shameful spammers.
  • Avatar for Prahanien
    weird thing about Sitra Achra: truly amazing album except for the first track (title-track) which sucks
  • Avatar for yetifood
    Got to say, this is pretty excellent stuff. I agree with Sarguer, I'm not hearing a lot of Peste Noire although there are a few bits and pieces here and there that are comparable, I guess. I place this somewhere between Ukrainian and Finnish BM with a few other things thrown in the mix.
  • Avatar for EndlessSolitude
    You need booze. I agreed with you at first. Then I threw on a random drunk playlist and found myself unknowingly questioning these guys as being Peste Noire.
  • Avatar for Sarguer
    Peste Noire? I'm finding more parallels with Wolfsmond, Verge, and early Todtgelichter.

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