ANIMA HERETICAE, drawing elements from Scandinavian death and black metal and incorporating orchestration to enhance both epicness and grandeur, will release their debut album “Descended From the Mountains” on September 22nd.
The recently released second single, also made into a music video, is titled “Kraken,” representing the heaviest and darkest aspect of the album musically and atmospherically. Guitarist Taneli Jämsä shares the background of the song:
“The melodies of the song were created in the rugged landscapes of Pyynikki, Tampere after a hard day’s work. The tranquility of the surroundings heightens the senses, and the mystique and enigma of nature enhance the musical inspiration. It is always important to listen to and respect nature.”
The music video for “Kraken,” produced by drummer Teppo Ristola.
Ville Rutanen – vocals & bass
Taneli Jämsä – guitar & backing vocals
Teppo Ristola – drums
Ov Behest – EP (2021)
Descended From the Mountains (2023)