[schema type=”review” name=”Myrkur – Mausoleum” description=”Label: Relapse Records” author=”Sabine van Gameren” pubdate=”2016-08-28″ ]Myrkur is a remarkable artist. She is born in Denmark, nowadays to be found in US and a rising star in the metalscene. Debut album “M” came out last year and this year we get a live release called “Mausoleum”, being released recently.
Myrkur crossed our path at this year’s Tuska which left us much impressed. Makes sense to get to listen to this release as well then. If you expect a typical Black Metal release, this album is not your thing. It contains a couple of stripped down songs, performed acoustically. This results in a collection of songs with a soft touch, minimalistic at one point but so rich in the vocals. Choir, solo and always beautiful. It gives you the chance to dig yourself deep into the sound that this woman can produce, a dreamy side that takes you by the hand through daunting songs. But, if you compare it to a show like we saw on Tuska you may long a bit to that other side as well, to have the power into it as well.
Yet “Mausoleum” is an album you listen to and feel how it takes your breath away. It has a clean and serene feel and yet you know that there could be so much more behind it. A good way to hear these songs differently, a nice collectors release.
01. Vølvens Spådom
02. Jeg Er Guden, I Er Tjenere
03. Skøgen Skulle Dø
04. Byssan Lull
05. Den Lille Piges Død
06. Frosne Vind
07. Onde Børn
08. Song To Hall Up High (Bathory-cover)
09. Dybt I Skoventd>