Towards the end of the decade the Finnish school of ultra-doom
(Thergothon, Skepticism) started proselytizing around the world.
The most faithful to the gospel were perhaps
Apocalypsis Damnare (Paragon, 1999) relied on apocalyptic cymbals and
vocals that were so guttural to the point of becoming an incomprehensible rumble.
When this subgenre became more and more popular, the band returned with
Principia Sardonica (Paragon, 2004)
Vallis Ex Umbra De Mortuus (Paragon Records, 2008), which now sounded
Risus Ex Mortus (Endless Desperation, 2006) offers re-recorded versions of early tracks.