Mario Polzin For me, this release came out of nowhere. Stumbled upon it by accident, gave it a try and got completely blown away.
There are lots of fine black metal debuts out there, but most of them aren't really recognizable, they simply do not stick with you. 'Hirsi' is different. The music isn't very innovational, but it's excellently performed. The songs are well structured, the vocals are top-notch and the powerful production fits the music very well. Outstanding release.
Favorite track: To Bewitch Fire.