Kristian Wåhlin, also known as Necrolord, is a painter and musician ('The Great Deceiver' among others) who was brought up in Gothenburg, Sweden. His work employs dark fantasy, landscape settings and the 'powerful symbolism of life and death". Wåhlin names Caspar David Friedrich and the 1400-century painters Hieronymus Bosch and Albrecht Dürer as some of his foremost inspiration. With these references, you can clearly see the traces of the Northern Renaissance masters in his oil works. Ruins, dark symbols and the forests of his homeland populate his richly colored paintwork. These themes work well for his clientele; bands like Necrophobic (The Darkside Album), At The Gates (Slaughter of The Soul), Emperor (In The Nightside Eclipse) and the legendary Dissection (The Somberlain and Storm of The Light's Bane). Wåhlin has created a visual language for these metal bands one that complements the music and respects the traditional art of Northern Europe from which many hail. The Artist currently has a working studio in Höganäs, Sweeden and lives with his wife; an accomplished goldsmith. Below we have selected some of our favorite Wåhlin Album covers (There are many more pieces you can view through the links below or on Wåhlin's personal website http://www.kristianwahlin.se/).