Myrkur - M



7.5 | 131 votes |
Release date: 21 August 2015
Style: Black metal

Owners:

96 have it
9 want it


01. Skøgen Skulle Dø
02. Hævnen
03. Onde Børn
04. Vølvens Spådom
05. Jeg Er Guden, I Er Tjenerne
06. Nordlys
07. Mordet [feat. Christopher Amott]
08. Byssan Lull
09. Dybt I Skoven
10. Skaði
11. Norn
12. Skaði [demo] [bonus]

Line-up
Myrkur - bass, guitars, piano, vocals

Session musicians
Øyvind Myrvoll - drums
Teloch - bass, guitars

Guest musicians
Martin Taxt - tuba
Tone Reichelt - horn
Christopher "Chris" Amott - guitars
Håvard Jørgensen - acoustic guitars
Ole-Henrik Moe - íslensk fiðla, hardanger fiddle, violin

Additional info
Recorded at Oak Hill, Subsonic Society & Tomba Emmanuelle.
Produced by Garm (Ulver) and Myrkur.
Mixed by Anders Møller and Garm.
Mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios.

Photography by Trine + Kim Design Studio.
Design by Orion Landau.

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Comments: 29   Visited by: 449 users
02.06.2015 - 23:58
Rating: 6
Ocean Sage
The single "Haevnen" and the self-titled EP has me super excited for this one! Go Amalie!
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06.07.2015 - 17:42
Paź
ex-News Man
Some cool pics of her first ever live appearance HERE + one epic video. I'm amazed.


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14.08.2015 - 23:44
Bad English
Masterchief
Good album, I didn't like those so called raw parts in her singing, but that calm vocals, acoustic, neo folk , piano parts was good, also music, she could sing little calmer
but in some way maybe most unique BM band what came out in '10s ,best BM band from Denmark , maybe even best Danish band ever
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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15.08.2015 - 14:26
Joe Zombie
What a beautiful album. Both haunting and blissfully serene. Perhaps my favorite BM album of the year so far.
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15.08.2015 - 16:58
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Brilliant setup.

Good chunk of bm with perfectly fitted of amosph and rawness. Also, i don't find any issue with raw parts either.it was placed right into where song left it.

I mean if you listen to songs in flow, you won't find anything "extraordinary" bloopers in.

Great album.
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15.08.2015 - 17:25
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
What are you guys talking about great album?
It isn't even released yet , you pirates xD
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15.08.2015 - 18:18
Dima
I'm with what Zaphod said in the SB. 'I love when she goes all atmospheric and sings, but most of the more raw or harsh parts are painfully generic. Some of those riffs sound like a 12-year-old came up with them.'

Written by Karlabos on 15.08.2015 at 17:25

What are you guys talking about great album?
It isn't even released yet , you pirates xD


TEXT BASED SARCASM SO HARD TO PICK UP. IF BEING SRS THEN EAT THIS STEAM
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16.08.2015 - 22:41
Maco
Carnivore
Idk, I've had bad experiences with female-fronted metal bands. Is this band worth it?
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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16.08.2015 - 23:28
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Maco on 16.08.2015 at 22:41
Idk, I've had bad experiences with female-fronted metal bands. Is this band worth it?

Where's your sense of adventure?
I'm digging what I'm hearing. Not going WOW AWESOME over it. But I dig the clean folk-like cleans and ambient moments, the cello (and other shit I dont remember now). It seems to be that it's one of those albums where I wouldn't recommend listening to a couple of songs. Since it does varies a bit in style and moods.

Also, just a question: What do you consider female-fronted? Just when they sing?
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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16.08.2015 - 23:37
Maco
Carnivore
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.08.2015 at 23:28

Where's your sense of adventure?

Well, when nobody recommends good stuff, I usually just go by my own. Just usually


Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.08.2015 at 23:28

Also, just a question: What do you consider female-fronted? Just when they sing?


Yeah, just when they sing. They are not good in that, obviously there are some exceptions, but there isn't a lot of it.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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16.08.2015 - 23:41
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Maco on 16.08.2015 at 23:37
Yeah, just when they sing. They are not good in that, obviously there are some exceptions, but there isn't a lot of it.

Undersmile, Fear Of God (first album only), Bloody Panda, Subrosa, Menace Ruine?
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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16.08.2015 - 23:45
Maco
Carnivore
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.08.2015 at 23:41

Written by Maco on 16.08.2015 at 23:37
Yeah, just when they sing. They are not good in that, obviously there are some exceptions, but there isn't a lot of it.

Undersmile, Fear Of God (first album only), Bloody Panda, Subrosa, Menace Ruine?


The only name I can recognize is Fear Of God... Well, I didn't listen to the band, yet, but I did listen to Détente (I know it's the same vocalist) and it was good. That's it.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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16.08.2015 - 23:49
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Maco on 16.08.2015 at 23:45

Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.08.2015 at 23:41

Written by Maco on 16.08.2015 at 23:37
Yeah, just when they sing. They are not good in that, obviously there are some exceptions, but there isn't a lot of it.

Undersmile, Fear Of God (first album only), Bloody Panda, Subrosa, Menace Ruine?


The only name I can recognize is Fear Of God... Well, I didn't listen to the band, yet, but I did listen to Détente (I know it's the same vocalist) and it was good. That's it.


Undersmile and SubRosa are both sludge/doom. Fear Of God is thrash with a very unique sound, quite some alternative/goth vibe sometimes but maybe that's me... Highly recommended.
Bloody Panda play also a sort of sludge/doom with some funeral influences and really creepy vocals. Menace Ruine is a lovely mix of drone/doom/ambient/neo-folk.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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16.08.2015 - 23:55
Maco
Carnivore
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.08.2015 at 23:49

Bloody Panda


I will check that first because the band name is ridiculously funny for some reason. Eventually I will listen to all the bands you recommended, even if it takes me a couple of years ( ). Thanks.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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16.08.2015 - 23:57
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Maco on 16.08.2015 at 23:55

Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.08.2015 at 23:49

Bloody Panda


I will check that first because the band name is ridiculously funny for some reason. Eventually I will listen to all the bands you recommended, even if it takes me a couple of years ( ). Thanks.


Awesome. Make sure to listen to their second album first. It's really the better album. they were still getting their sound together with the debut.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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16.08.2015 - 23:59
Maco
Carnivore
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.08.2015 at 23:57

Awesome. Make sure to listen to their second album first. It's really the better album. they were still getting their sound together with the debut.

You really like to help newbies eh?
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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17.08.2015 - 19:38
Rating: 9
maglor
The full album video come out

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21.08.2015 - 01:20
Rating: 6
God Alone
As expected, a solid improvement after the debut EP. Better production, slightly better songwriting. Still nothing so special about it though.
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21.08.2015 - 22:38
Rating: 5
FullyOttoMatic
I did not expect to love this as much as I did, hot damn.
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23.08.2015 - 09:22
Rating: 7
masterofdisguise
It's good, not that great but it's good... Songs could be longer, guess I like the ep more
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05.09.2015 - 19:12
Rating: 8
joshsteph
You don't have to be skilled like Marty Friedman to write a good album. This true piece of art is beautiful from the first to the last track. Raw, melodic, sometimes aggressive, atmospheric, dark and just simply amazing music. I didn't hear anything like this since I've met the first Alcest album.
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09.09.2015 - 17:37
Rating: 5
musicalkaratekid
The best parts of this album are when Myrkur sings and those classical/orchestral sounds like in "Byssan Lul"-and that's just above average material really. The rest of the album doesn't seem to go anywhere though-it's like she has a lot of ideas, but they seem more scattered than they are concise. Whatever, I'm sure I'm going to be getting a lot of hate comments from people who think they live and die by the proverbial black metal comments, so my opinion doesn't really matter in that case.
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10.09.2015 - 10:20
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
The start of Hævnen REALLY sounds like a MurkRat song. Can't think which one, though.
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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31.10.2015 - 13:52
Vombatus
Potorro
Gave it another try, since they opening for Deafheaven here in a few months, and can't say my opinion changed.
Only really enjoyable part is Onde Børn, coz it's more or less a copy of Ulver's "Capitel I: I Troldskog faren vild" (which is a favorite of mine).
Rest ranges from uninspired to boring as fuck. Oh and those ethereal chants like on the first track? Irritating is an understatement.
Weirdly, I enjoy more here other project Ex Cops.
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02.03.2016 - 21:40
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
For some reason, maybe I was half asleep or didn't pay attention to the download link, I have this on my hard drive, in FLAC no less. Not good...at all. What am I missing?
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08.04.2016 - 17:53
Rating: 8
FYA
Destroyer
I'm not very into black metal, specially this one, with female vocals. I need to say, that her screams aren't good enough. I mean - they're acceptable and fit to songs, but that's all. Her clean vocals and this neofolk and ambient additions made up this album.
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07.05.2016 - 07:49
Buivolas
Nowadays you guys listening a lot of rubbish. Isn't it better to start listening a black metal instead imagening that your doing it with listening Myrkur?:DDD
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10.05.2016 - 11:59
Rating: 7
Overrwatcher
I saw her open for Behemoth, and it's amazing how much better the songs sound live than in the album. The production is so needlessly muddy, I get it's black metal but it would benefit so much more with more standout instruments. The black metal parts sounded amazing live when combined with her cleans (screams are typical live screams) but when I bought the album (couldn't resist getting an autograph and supporting the music) it was just a solid "meh". It's still good enough for me, her cleans are great and the folk-ey stuff works very well.

A lot of people on the Youtube stream's comments have complained that it feels a bit too "manufactured" in the sense that Relapse Records took a Danish pop star and tried to make her metal, but with the live performance it was obvious that she was really, really into it. She genuinely likes metal and wanted to make metal.

Debut albums can be confused like this, what will really matter is the direction she takes for future albums.
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.06.2016 at 19:43

Overwatcher, MS Xena, crumbled him in no time. MS needs you to kill the boredom in here.
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18.02.2018 - 01:46
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
The start and some other parts of Hævnen sounds like a MurkRat song. Alter-nativity, maybe?
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"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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