Aegrus mix the well-known stylistic devices in a really competent way. Straight hammering parts meet mystic, cold melodies, the lead vocalist conveys this possessed-by-demons-insanity that we love and the malicious atmosphere of the material gives rise to various scenarios: frostbitten forests, icy storms over barren fields, cold lakes at night, burning stakes and endless grey, cloudy horizons. Indeed, the formation does not seek for new ways of performing black metal; and there is no necessity to do such foolish thing. The Scandinavians focus on the right approach. They know that they are well advised to keep the basic formula of the music unchanged – and the rest is just a matter of personal skills.