122: VERMILIA

Vermilia is an incredibly talented singer from Finland whose music is an atmospheric blend of Nordic influences, folk and black metal. I’ve seen her simply labeled as ‘atmospheric black metal’ online, but that label is a disservice to the depth and influences present in Vermilia’s music.

The vocals are ethereal and haunting, beautifully carrying the Finnish lyrics through the harsh black metal style guitars. It’s in these passages that the music feels like something bigger. There is a solemn, ancient feel, like melodies that have survived generations.

Suddenly the vocals switch to demonic snarls, matching the black metal tone of the guitars. Here, Vermilia demonstrates incredible vocal versatility. It’s hard to comprehend the evil growls and delicate voice come from the same person.

Vermilia’s delicate blend of black metal with an ancient Nordic elegance makes for something truely remarkable and absolutely beautiful.