My Angel (EP)

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My Angel
Arcturus MyAngel.jpg
EP by Arcturus
Released 8 July 1991
Recorded Unknown
Genre Death/doom, symphonic black metal, experimental metal
Length 12:22
Label Putrefaction
Producer Arcturus
Arcturus chronology
My Angel
(1991)
Constellation
(1993)

My Angel is an EP and the debut release by Norwegian avant-garde metal band Arcturus. It was released on 7" vinyl[1] on 8 July 1991, through the record label Putrifaction Records.[2]

Background[edit]

Arcturus's first work published on an actual record label, My Angel represents a halfway point between band leader Steinar Sverd Johnsen's original project Mortem, a death metal band, and Arcturus's later symphonic black metal and avant-garde metal albums. Although symphonic metal and black metal elements are evident throughout the EP, the overall style is still gloomy, down-tempo death/doom. Mortem's vocalist Marius Vold supplies vocals for My Angel. Although the songs are simplistic compared to Arcturus' later works, pieces of Arcturus' modern style have begun to take form.

My Angel was released with three different cover colors: green, yellow and blue. It is unknown how much of each were printed, but 1100 copies of the EP were printed in total.

Along with four other Norwegian bands this EP was later repackaged as the True Kings of Norway compilation in 2000 by Spikefarm Records

Style[edit]

Joel McIver, author of Extreme Metal II, described the album as "a dark work focusing less on traditional black metal fury than on the ambient bombastics of the synths."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Angel" – 5:57
  2. "Morax" – 6:29

Personnel[edit]

Arcturus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagner, Jeff; Wilson, Steven (1 December 2010). Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal. Bazillion Points Books. p. 254. ISBN 0979616336. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006) [1992]. Larkin, Colin, ed. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. 1 (4th, revised ed.). Muze. ISBN 0195313739. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  3. ^ McIver, Joel. Extreme Metal II. Music Sales Group. p. 32. ISBN 085712224X. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 

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