01. Templars - No compromise
02. Wodnes Thegnas - Shield
Released by Haunted Town Records in 1999.
Wodnes Thegnas was just one of the many sideprojects by Carl from Templars. This one had him on guitar and vocals calling himself Wolfstooth and his little brother Scott on drums. Wodnes in old english means Odin and can be seen in the modern spelling of wednesday (here in Sweden it is called Onsdag and comes from "Odens dag" meaning "Odins day"). As you might figure from that the sideproject was supposed to be a vikingfocused sideproject but to me it just sounds like a Templars song with bad drums.
This wasnt Carls first vikingprojectt though. He had a band that he started after listening to Ultima Thule for the first time that was called Solstice but dont really know if he ever recorded anything.
For those who didnt know Carl can actually speak a bit of Swedish and both him and Phil are big nerds when it comes to Skandinavian folktales and history.
The record starts of with Templars delivering the best song on the split No compromise.
B-side has Wodnes Thegnas doing a song that has its lyrics taken from an old Anglo-saxon poem about the life of a Shield. To be honest it isnt any more intresting than it sounds. A bit of a letdown when i would have wanted some good old Swedish vikingrock played by Carl.