Monday, September 10, 2012

LOGN - Í Fráhvarfi Ljóss, Myrkrið Lifnar Við (In depth review)


I recently did a review for my pal Birkir over at Halifax Collect, I went in-depth on Logn's "Í Fráhvarfi Ljóss, Myrkrið Lifnar Við"… below is a small except from it, I suggest grabbing the album, enjoying it, and reading the words on your screen.


- This young (albeit mature in sound) band hailing from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, set out to assail your auditory meatus with a cornucopia of musical influences. Audible throughout the unpronounceable album Í fráhvarfi ljóss, myrkrið lifnar við (say that 5 times fast - Icelanders, you can't play) is a palatable blend of crust, grind, hardcore, d-beat and nuances of death metal and sludge that take form in a muddied, non-polished aesthetic. A grizzly host of dark and pissed off tracks that seamlessly teeter in an out of pace, one moment being lulled into a foreboding melancholy that suddenly shifts the calm of the storm and your back on your ass being barraged by a flurry of blasts, pummelling riffs and shattering screams. The tone that permeates throughout the entire album gives everything a very woeful personality further enforcing its grittiness - it's presentation is decorated with subtleties that help it escape the clutches of "heard this before"... (click here for full article)

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2 comments:

  1. Glad you liked this so much. A have a couple of issues with the over-all product but god damn this is one of the bands I get the most joy out of following/time-lining. Great bunch of guys with big vision. Cannot wait to see what they come up with next.

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    1. I hear you, it's not sterling proof, but even with the tiny mistakes (drums sometimes being washed out) it holds up. I suppose it helps that the cleanliness suits the vibe, at least for me. I definitely look forward to a next release!

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