You certainly know better Marcus Norman under his monicker of Vargher, that he uses in BEWITCHED, the famous Swedish Retro Thrash band. This nice fellow having also in him a less happy and more mystical side, he expresses musically those feelings of his personality in his dark solo project that’s ANCIENT WISDOM. After a “And The Physical Shape Of Light Bled” that was not bad at all and got released almost three years ago, he comes back with “Cometh Doom, Cometh Death”, a good album of Dark Black Metal, quite atmospheric and very melodic, with keyboards that sometimes sound a bit like old EMPEROR or MYSTICUM.
Guitars are quite disharmonic and melancholic, but rather entertaining and almost ‘happy’ when you are used to listen only to the Selbstmord Services releases! Concerning vocals, we are here in a completely different register than with BEWITCHED, a lot more screamy and gloomy. So that’s once again a good work and even maybe the best ANCIENT WISDOM album up to this day. But that won’t mean either that ANCIENT WISDOM is the reference either… (Online March 21, 2004)