084: IOTUNN

Iotunn (whose name is old Norse for Giant) are a melodic death metal band from Copenhagen. Their particular brand of melodeath is an especially exciting, progressive take on the subgenre, complete with leviathan compositions and complex instrumentation.

Just over a month ago, Iotunn released their debut fill length album, Access All Worlds, and it is gargantuan. A monolithic opus, clocking in at just over an hour, it is a remarkably rewarding listen. The general concept is space travellers trying to answers to the apocalypse.

I first discovered Iotunn only a week ago, but have felt so very moved by Access All Worlds that I felt compelled to spread the word. This is an amazing band, and this album is a fucking masterpiece.