Wolfsschrei / Isaz [coll] — [Raging Bloodlust Records]
2006 split on a German label from two German Black Metal bands, limited to 500 copies.
Formed in Thuringia in 2004, Wolfsshrei is the solo project of â€˜Taaken,â€™ also of the great Odal. Make no mistake- this is the better side, with punishing drums, elegantly depressing riffage, and ferocious delivery. Unfortunately itâ€™s only one track. This band is more Satanic than the one on the reverse. Wolfsshrei means â€˜Wolf Screamâ€™ in German.â€˜Leichentanzâ€™ means corpse-dance.
Isaz – Germany, founded 1996, this trio didnâ€™t record very much, splitting a few years prior to this split. These two tracks are raw and thrashy with real menace in the vocals at times, somewhat similar to Russiaâ€™s Navâ€™. The second one is perhaps the better of the two. Like a lot of German Pagan BM, they draw inspiration from the Germanic pagan reconstructionists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Isaz is a Proto-Germanic rune meaning â€˜â€™ice.â€™