GEHENNA saw the light of day already back in 1993 and are one of the original founders of true Norwegian black metal. With 6 albums and 2 EP's on their soul scarred conscience, they have made an profound impact on today's black metal scene. GEHENNA has explored the boundaries of the genre but always stayed true, no doubt one of the main reasons for their cult-like status. Now its time to re-release their old classics.
First Spell is perhaps not the best output for Gehenna overall, but I feel like this would secure them a spot on that second tier roster of Norwegian bands who managed some success through the osmosis of novelty in the mid-90s. First Spell is slow and beautiful, traits that are not always appreciated by a chunk of the black metal fanbase, but it's an authentic and enduring, proper introduction to a band about to embark on their most important journeys. - From the Dust Returned4/5