It is interesting how somehow Ildjarn is underrated by so many, especially by purported black metal fans. Perhaps more remarkable than Ildjarn's own catalog is the influence they've had contemporary projects. The most famous Ildjarn influenced band (and if you want to be critical, Ildjarn ripoff) is Bone Awl. As Bone Awl has been adored by many as the hegemon of the raw black metal scene, there are other bands that have done the style with more justice. One such project is Strongblood who may or may not be from Texas. Band only did three demos and on each one you can hear them trying different things. The goal of Strongblood was clearly innovation and less imitation. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.