Det tapte liv
|Det Tapte Liv|
|Recorded||2004 Top Room Studios, Oslo|
|Producer||Børge Finstad, Antestor|
|The Whipping Post|||
The EP contains songs recorded at Antestor's studio sessions in 2004 at Top Room Studios. The band felt that these songs did not fit into the 2005's The Forsaken full-length and were released on this EP. The EP served as a taster for the upcoming album.
Det Tapte Liv includes two actual songs, "Rites of Death" and "Med Hevede Sverd", and three atmospheric piano and keyboard-based instrumental songs. The song structures are progressive and include several tempo changes. Pekka Ryhänen, reviewer of the Finnish metal site Imperiumi.net, gave the EP 9/10 and describes the style as "modern, artistic, and fast dark metal".
At first, Det Tapte Liv was released in a special limited 1,000 copies heavy printer box edition. The box had room for the upcoming full-length. Later, the EP was released as a regular jewel case with different cover art done by Kristian Wåhlin.
The album cover of Det Tapte Liv shows a painting of the Borgund stave church. The cover of the EP and the album art for The Forsaken together form a single landscape image.
- Vrede (a.k.a. Ronny Hansen) – vocals
- Sygmoon (a.k.a. Morten Sigmund Mageroy) – keyboards
- Vemod (a.k.a. Lars Stokstad) – guitar
- Gard (a.k.a. Vegard Undal) – bass
- Hellhammer (a.k.a. Jan Axel Blomberg) – session drums
- "Rites of Death" (3:46)
- "Grief" (3:32)
- "Last Season" (3:45)
- "Med Hevede Sverd" (4:50)
- "Det Tapte Liv" (2:46)