|Review: Murdryck - Antologi MMXV|
Label: Black Lion Productions
Year released: 2016
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: September 6, 2016
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (5 Votes)
Raging, impure and all holy-crushing Swedish Black Metal, anyone?
Murkrych hails from Vänersborg, Sweden and consists of two guys: Skärseld on guitar and bass and Gast on vocals, plus a session drummer, Vintermord, keeping up the right, necessary tornado through the album. Musically, this stuff is some well-crafted Black Metal. For the most part it's mostly fast-faced, vicious and virulent Black Metal, sort of screaming for vengeance. Gladly, Murkrych also know when it's time to slow down a bit – and they also do so quite often – either by throwing in some beautifully played acoustic parts or dropping the tempo down drastically, which makes Antologi MMXV such a pleasing wholeness to be experienced. In many ways, Murkrych has the same darkened and contagious magic in their songs as their countrymen in Dawn or in Sacramentum and the like, simply oozing all kinds of high-profile blackness with well-built, chilling atmospheres that will not go unnoticed. The vocals of Gast bring Taneli Jarva from the North from Here-era Sentenced to mind; those snarling and utterly hate-filled vocal lines truly add another dimension of and darkness and coldness into the band's sound, ripping definitely more than Christ's corpse full of spikes and nails.
To sum this up, if you have ever been a fan of the 90s style of Swedish Black Metal, here's probably something right up your alley.
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