Episode 111 – Immortal’s Blizzard Beasts: Convoking Nebular Dimensions

Episode 111 – Immortal’s Blizzard Beasts: Convoking Nebular Dimensions

Radical Research Podcast
Radical Research Podcast
Episode 111 - Immortal's Blizzard Beasts: Convoking Nebular Dimensions

For episode 111, Radical Research returns to its spiritual homeland of Norway. But on this trip, RR steers clear of the usual avant suspects and instead climbs the Mountains of Might to take a closer look at Immortal’s twisted and divisive fourth album, 1997’s Blizzard Beasts. Though optically outside of RR’s usual territory, the hosts make a compelling case for the album’s inclusion in the annals of the weird. Please tune in but beware of Nebular Ravens and Frostdemons.

Note I: Although we failed to mention it, along with a resemblance or two to various riffs from Hellwitch’s Syzygial Miscreancy, we find parallels between Blizzard Beasts and any given Order From Chaos era, both vocally and musically. Not that Hellwitch or Order From Chaos directly influenced this album, but if Immortal had said so, we could see it. As you were.

Note II:
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Music cited in order of appearance:

[all songs are from Immortal’s Blizzard Beasts, 1997]


“Blizzard Beasts”

“Nebular Ravens Winter”

“Suns That Sank Below”

“Mountains of Might”


“Winter of the Ages”


Radical Research is a conversation about the inner- and outer-reaches of rock and metal music. This podcast is conceived and conducted by Jeff Wagner and Hunter Ginn. Though we consume music in a variety of ways, we give particular privilege to the immersive, full-album listening experience. Likewise, we believe that tangible music formats help provide the richest, most rewarding immersions and that music, artwork, and song titles cooperate to produce a singular effect on the listener. Great music is worth more than we ever pay for it.