I first discovered Ivy Crown via their track ‘Lonesome and Cold’, featuring Kim Song Sternkopf of Møl. Having only recently become obsessed with Møl at the time, anything even tangentially related required my immediate attention. Unlike Møl’s bright and soaring blackgaze sound, Ivy Crown are… something else. I’ve seen them referred to as metalcore but, … Continue reading 204: IVY CROWN
The music of Heilung could be described as Nordic folk or neofolk, but the way they describe it themselves is far more fitting - amplified history. Featuring members from Germany, Norway, and Denmark, Heilung utilise myriad traditional instruments from varied ancient culture. Thematically, the focus is the Germanic people of the bronze, iron, and Viking … Continue reading 202: HEILUNG
Myrkur first burst onto the black metal scene an enigma - an enrapturing and mysterious atmospheric black metal artist with an incredible voice and Nordic folk influences. In time, the world learned that Myrkur was, in fact, the creation of Danish pop singer Amalie Bruun, Myrkur’s music has grown and matured over the past few … Continue reading 147: MYRKUR
I first discovered Iotunn only a week ago, but have felt so very moved by Access All Worlds that I was compelled to spread the word. This is an amazing band, and this album is a fucking masterpiece.
The interplay between light and dark at the centre of Møl’s sound, that sense of contrast, is presented with such beauty, track after track. It’s a common concept in modern blackgaze, but I honestly don’t think any other band even comes close to the stark yet warm sound of Møl.