Originally released in 1996, “The Curse of Mankind” is generally considered as a true milestone in the Norwegian band’s discography. A reference point for the parallel project known as Joyless, this Forgotten Woods’ classic drowns a raging coldness into a decaying scenario. “The Curse Of Mankind” is to be considered as a primeval evolution of the typical grim Norwegian Black Metal style, in a similar way to how Burzum evolved into a more transcendental naturalistic form. It reaches an epic mood without choosing the easiest way, instead digging into dark territories.
Contempt and spite upon a scene seeking for a commercial label proved to be an incredible source of inspiration in shaping an unique album.
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