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Myrkur, Myrkur (Relapse Records)




Myrkur, Myrkur (Relapse Records)
CD Reviews: October 9, 2014

10/09/14
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



 Male music reviewers are really easy prey for anyone with two X chromosomes and a little PR savvy, thus it was a given that there’d be a few writer guys digging way too deep into the origins and mysteries of this one-woman Scandinavian black-metal band after she appeared out of nowhere. The writer from Stereogum’s been especially weird about it, mumbling things about secret emails with regard to her real identity and publicly torturing himself over the revelation of same — he’s so obsessed with not being catfished by some stupid metal band that he’s catfished himself. It’s really funny. To me, she appears to be hoping to become the Zola Jesus of extreme metal; she’s obviously had some operatic training and stayed interested in it if there wasn’t a new Vampire Diaries on. But anyway, there you go, Myrkur everybody, whoever she is. The music on this too-long-for-an-EP EP is divided equally between hot-chick epic-metal opera fugues and caustic Deafheaven/Darkthrone demon-drone, just the way you’d figure something like this would sound, but slightly better. The slap-happy part is thinking about the type of boy-girl couple who’ll be calling something from this album “our song,” but I really can’t handle even thinking about such a thing, thanks. A-Eric W. Saeger 

 





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