25 years ago, 4 young men from Kristiansand, Norway released their debut album “Ascension”. The band was called GROMS (acronym for God Rules Over My Soul), and their music was pure and heavy death metal.
Quite a surprise to many people, since the development from their previous thrash assault was huge! During this period, the black metal movement was getting exponentially bigger, so a death metal band with Biblical lyrics was very special!
GROMS was one of the pioneering bands for Christian extreme metal in Norway, and the first band to release an album (1994).
This CD version is not a cheap pressing, but a double exclusive digipak CD edition: 1 CD with “Ascension” and 1 CD with “Turn” (the band’s debut 4 song demo digitalized for the first time!)
The CD comes with a 20 page booklet containting lyrics, tons of pictures, linernotes written by Yngve Moum Jacobsen of Heavymetal.no, and both old and new thank-you lists.
“We wanted to treat the classic with respect, so both CD and Vinyl version will be collector’s item for sure!” – Nordic Mission
2. From Dust To Dust
3. True Wisdom
4. The Riddle
5. Truth Misunderstood
7. The End Of The Age
8. The Voice Of Righteousness
9. The Just Shall Live By Faith
3. My Imagination
4. The Servant