Not only is Wold among Canada's most notorious, provocative, and recognized black metal outfits, they are one of the most unique, surreal, and bizarre extreme music bands in the underground today. By melding the primitive and raw aspects of black metal and noise, Wold have established quite a reputation. Treading wholly in their own realm, untouched by others, the band creates a sound unlike anything else; they have provoked and confused, while at the same time critics hail them as one of the most important acts in black metal. Through waves of distorted noise, layers of buzzsaw guitar fuzz, hypnotic trance loops, and harsh screaming, Stratification takes Wold's brand of philosophical black metal terror to a new level that penetrates ever deeper within the psyche of the North American black metal scene. Not for the weak at heart, the album depicts the wrath of the violent, desolate winters that plague the prairie lands where the band dwells--a work of victorious, elite black metal art.