Every element that made With Hearts Towards None and especially Exercises in Futility the legendary black metal albums that they are can be witnessed on Further Down the Nest, in condensed form. Two differences are that compositions are more dense and complex on later works, and melodies are slightly less ominous here, but this is signature Mgla through and through. I doubt that M. and Darkside can do wrong. The trail of quality simply extends too far back.
Favorite track: Further down the nest II.