Saturday, April 4, 2015

Misþyrming - Söngvar elds og óreiðu (2015)



Iceland just might be the most consistent hotbed for churning out bestial sounding black metal. The same way New Zealand and Canada have been without a doubt the birthplace of some of the most venerable and savage sounding bestial death metal, a la; Revenge, Diocletian, Antediluvian, Mitochondrion, Vassafor, Witchrist, Blasphemy, Heresiarch, etc. etc…

Iceland, with a population that is said to be less than the sheep residing there, has been at the top of this gnarled and barbaric totem pole. The proverbial totem pole of bestial black metal. As of late, the island of hard to pronounce volcanoes and delicious hotdogs has seen recent releases from Carpe Noctem, Svartidauði, Wormlust, Sinmara, Mannveira and now the debut by Misþyrming… Which infallibly will be seen in many year-end lists us dweebs like to make, including my own.

All facets of 'Söngvar elds og óreiðu' point to a tumultuous listen; blistering riffs that morph from eviscerating to mesmerizing all the way to riffs that show some panache! Take the song "Söngur uppljómunar"for example, it starts off with a wonky riff reminiscent to something Negative Plane or Peste Noire might do and then unravels into unabashed viking riffing akin to something Kampfar would write. See for yourself.


This album is up for 'Name your price' on Bandcamp (which is by far my favorite way of purchasing music these days), it gives you the chance to pay what you feel is worth it, and if you can't even afford a dollar, type in 0$ for a free download.

Misþyrming (bandcamp/download)

5 comments:

  1. Fuck, this sounds awesome. Will throw some scratch their way, thanks for the heads up!

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    1. That would be super rad John, I personally appreciate the contribution and I know these dudes do as well. Check out the new Acid King album, you'd be into it.

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  2. Could only afford 5 bucks, but at least it's something lol. Damn fine album, wouldn't mind getting a shirt of theirs. I'd probably have a lot more money for actual music (not to mention closet space) if I'd quit buying music tees lmao, it's an addiction. Sweet, didn't even know Acid King had a new one, will check out!

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    1. Hell yeah man, you're picking up all of our slack. Any time someone purchases something linked from this blog gives me the feeling of righteous accomplishment. Five dollars well spent though!

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