Years go by, yet Bergen still remains the cradle of misanthropic, old-school black metal sounds. A.H.P. is the project of multi-instrumentalist Gulnar, of Polish origin but currently residing in the ever-rainy Hordaland city.
Forakt, Hat Og Død, Norwegian for “contempt, hate and death”, is the first release since A.H.P. debut, self-titled album Anti Human Plague, published in 2016. Just like its predecessor, the title itself pretty much says it all: expect some uncompromising, resentful black metal. Don’t be fooled by the odd slowing down or atmospheric effect, as they are just a prelude to the next scorn blast. The EP consists of a demanding 18-minute single track, “Among The Dead”, and an additional cover of seminal Burzum song “Tomhet”.
Forakt, Hat Og Død also marks the official switch from solo-project to full band, thanks to the addition of fellow Polish Armagog as vocalist and bassist (Embrional, Throneum) and Aro as second guitarist (Masachist, Shadows Land).