A Dark Forgotten Past

NSP 154 :  Eldamar - A Dark Forgotten Past CD/LP


Release date: December 1st, 2017


Eldamar is the solo project of Mathias Hemmingby from Askim/Norway, performing Atmospheric Black Metal and Ambient. It was formed in the summer of 2015.

Conceptually, Eldamar is inspired by J.R.R Tolkien, Heathenism, Elven Magic and Nature.

The goal of Eldamar's art is to help listeners to open up to the music in an emotional way and combine the experience with their imagination. To that end, the music on Eldamar’s releases is combined with the gorgeous artworks of famous landscape painter Albert Bierstadt.  The combination of aural and visual impressions will allow them to drift away in their own dreams while listening to the songs. With persistence, this practice will carry them right through the gates of Alfheimr/Elvenhome.

After the huge success of Eldamar’s debut album “The Force of the Ancient Land” (2016), which is currently approaching 1.000.000 Plays on Youtube, both expectations and demand for more music in Eldamar’s unique style are very high. The young mastermind behind the band, with an uncanny knack for knowing what his growing crowd of followers wants, plays it cool and easily delivers another quality release that continues right where the debut album and the split EP with Dreams of Nature left off.

The CD will be released as collector's edition in Digipack, limited to 999 copies, and as regular edition in jewel case.

The LP comes in gatefold cover, in several coloured vinyl editions (more info soon).


1. Return Of Darkness (8:43)
2. Another Journey Begins (7:34)
3. In Search For New Wisdom (9:16)
4. A Secret By The Branches (5:15)
5. Ancient Sorcery (8:32)
6. The Passing (4:02)
7. New Understanding (8:38)


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"Fazit: Mit "A Dark Forgotten Path" ist dem jungen Norweger ein Meisterwerk gelungen, mit dem er gekonnt dem Hörer eine Geschichte von Elfen und anderen mystischen Wesen erzählt. Es gibt nun für mich eigentlich nicht mehr zu sagen, als dass man sich auf jeden Fall mit dem Vorbestellen dieses epischen Werkes beeilen sollte, bevor die auf 999 Kopien limitierte Auflage vergriffen ist."
9.5/10 - www.metal-only.de