Bitter Hærvest has gone through quite some evolution since its inception in 1999. Initially they could be described as a melodic death metal band. In part because of the impending parting of Robert Nijssen and in part because of a good response to live gigs, the band decided to record something. At the bleak end of 2001 Bitter Hærvest recorded four tracks with producer Marc ter Braak at Harrow Studios in Losser. Early 2002 the EP was released as «Amaethon Weeps and Turns Away».