Danish one-woman black metal band Myrkur is streaming her self-titled debut at Pitchfork. The record will be released next week on September 16th through Relapse Records.
This is definitely something refreshing as far as black metal goes because the music is very much in the vein of old school black metal but with a mix of the typical harsh and clean choir style vocals, with the latter being the more prominent. The music is traditional because it does feature plenty of blast beats, distorted guitars, and that lo-fi production that bands like Darkthrone thrive on. It’s a breath of fresh air through the inclusion of the singer’s angelic vocals along with some more modern black metal melodic sections. It’s definitely worth a listen if you’re looking for some trve black metal with a twist.