Archivo de la etiqueta: Icelandic Black Metal

ILLKYNJA “SÆTI SÁLARINNAR ” CD 2020

Illkynja

On September 15th internationally, GOATHORNED PRODUCTIONS is proud to present ILLKYNJA’s striking debut album, Sæti Sálarinnar.

A mysterious one-man entity hailing from the ever-vital Icelandic black metal scene, ILLKYNJA burst forth from the void fully formed, with a full-length recording evincing a maturity far beyond the band’s young years. Titled Sæti Sálarinnar, this debut LP was first released digitally, but so brilliant was its muse that GOATHORNED simply had to release it in physical CD format.

Infinitely grimy and utterly gutted, to experience ILLKYNJA’s Sæti Sálarinnar is like entering a smokestack – in outer space. Fathomlessly dense ‘n’ dark riffs constantly collide against the listener, crushing and crumbling any last semblance of sanity, while a dizzying, delirium-inducing sort of melodicism skews that “sanity” yet further. Meanwhile, a commanding throat from the bottommost depths harangues that listener, howling forth horrors of an otherworldly nature…and the attack keeps pounding, pounding, POUNDING. And yet, within that seemingly savage expanse exists an alternately alien/alluring amount of nuance, which reveals itself the further one plunges into Sæti Sálarinnar. The traces of melody become more distinct (however unsettling), the songwriting righting into more linear shapes (implosion imminent), the surge palpable but able to be grasped, only for the slipstreaming to begin in earnest: ILLKYNJA delight in jettisoning you into the void from which they came. Resistance is futile, indeed.

No one can hear you scream in space. The same can be said for ILLKYNJA’s Sæti Sálarinnar, a hundredfold.

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HRÆ “ÞAR SEM SKEPNUR REIKA” CD 2020

Hræ

On September 15th internationally, GOATHORNED PRODUCTIONS is proud to present HRÆ’s striking debut album, Þar sem skepnur reika.

HRÆ hail from the ever-vital Icelandic black metal scene, the work of one I. And although HRÆ as an entity is otherwise new, mainman I. has been prolific with other Icelandic bands like Endalok, Naught, and the pan-international Guðveiki. Thus, one could assume that HRÆ is I.’s most personal work to date, and indeed that is what you find with the band’s debut album, Þar sem skepnur reika. Initially only released digitally, so brilliant was its muse that GOATHORNED simply had to release it in physical CD format.

Comprising seven songs in 40 minutes, Þar sem skepnur reika feels far vaster than that humble runtime suggests. HRÆ’s ever-circular but equally askew songwriting bends, breaks, and rebuilds again, ad infinitum, while a strange sort of violence – brazen yet noble, almost barbaric if it wasn’t so nuanced – creates doom and dread with utmost ease. For a sound that’s so isolationist and yet surprisingly physical, Þar sem skepnur reika creates an always-hovering sensation that’s ghostly and paradoxically smothering, such is HRÆ’s astute use of space. Indeed, space exists between the notes, and a whole new, gnarly world exists there across Þar sem skepnur reika.

Alluringly unsettlingly, melodically atonal, Þar sem skepnur reika is a staggeringly sublime first entry from HRÆ.

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