The Archaic Course
|The Archaic Course|
|Studio album by Borknagar|
|Released||20 October 1998|
|Recorded||17 August – 5 September 1998|
|Genre||Black metal, progressive metal|
|Producer||Borknagar, Waldemar Sorychta|
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.
|1.||"Oceans Rise"||Øystein G. Brun||Brun||05:27|
|3.||"The Witching Hour"||ICS Vortex||Ivar Bjørnson, Brun||04:26|
|4.||"The Black Token"||Brun||Brun||05:19|
|6.||"Ad Noctum"||Vortex, Brun||Vortex||04:22|
|8.||"Fields of Long Gone Presence/Outro" (instrumental)||Bjørnson||02:18|
- ICS Vortex – Vocals; synthesizer and effects on "Ad Noctum"
- Øystein G. Brun – Guitar
- Jens F. Ryland – Guitar
- Kai K. Lie – Bass
- Grim – Drums
- Ivar Bjørnson – Synthesizer and effects on all tracks except "Ad Noctum"
- Borknagar-The Archaic Course (1998 3rd Album at Borknagar.com)