For those who are a bit interested in history, will know that the chance that someone from the USA has European ancestors, is quite a safe bet. The creator behind Vredensdal, the one with the alias Vredensdal, has found out he has Scandinavian roots, Norway to be precise. A be as it may, you can’t deny the influence of the Norwegian scene when it comes to Black Metal, can’t you?
On the “Gather, All Ye Hellions” demo you will hear 3 tracks in the Nordic Second Wave Black Metal vein but with variation in song writing. For example the first track “Ved Midnatt…” has a slight Pagan/Folklore beginning while the title track has some dreary mid-tempo parts, so you will hear hints of Ensalved, Kampfar, Tsjuder and mid-tempo Marduk to give the fragments a label which are flying by. Definitely hear potential in Vredensdal, but it is not in full growth on this demo yet. Not a bad demo at all, but I have heard better lately. (Ricardo)