The Archaic Course

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The Archaic Course
Borknagar The Archaic Course.jpg
Studio album by Borknagar
Released 20 October 1998
Recorded 17 August – 5 September 1998
Genre Black metal, progressive metal
Length 37:46
Label Century Media
Producer Borknagar, Waldemar Sorychta
Borknagar chronology
The Olden Domain
The Archaic Course
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Archaic Course is Borknagar's third studio album and their first to feature ICS Vortex (Simen Hestnæs) on vocals replacing Garm (who, according to Øystein Brun, "didn't want to scream anymore"), along with the addition of guitarist Jens F. Ryland. The album also features guest contributions from Enslaved guitarist Ivar Bjørnson, although he was not listed as part of the band in the credits. This is also the last album to feature the original drummer and one of the founders of the band, Erik "Grim" Brødreskift, before he died from a drug overdose.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Oceans Rise" Øystein G. Brun Brun 05:27
2. "Universal" Brun Brun 05:35
3. "The Witching Hour" ICS Vortex Ivar Bjørnson, Brun 04:26
4. "The Black Token" Brun Brun 05:19
5. "Nocturnal Vision" Vortex Brun 04:35
6. "Ad Noctum" Vortex, Brun Vortex 04:22
7. "Winter Millenium" Brun Brun 05:44
8. "Fields of Long Gone Presence/Outro" (instrumental)   Bjørnson 02:18
Total length: 37:46



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