Myrkur – M (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Myrkur - M - Album CoverYou are a metal fan, right? That is why you are here. Right? So, have you ever tried to listen to Enya? Yes, the one of the surreal, kind of weird, ethereal melodies and soft tunes. Not #metal at all, y’know. Now: Mix three parts of Enya with a shot of Caladan Brood, together with 2 parts of Cradle of Filth on steroids (meaning: Dani Filth’s annoying screams amplified times five…). Then throw in three parts of Ulver and one psychedelic part of Suns of Thyme. And thus you get M, the latest and best of Myrkur. And no, this has nothing to do with James Bond and his 007-ish being. But horribly shaken, not terribly stirred it is indeed.

The band is actually a project of Danish one-woman multi-instrumentalist, model and pop vocalist turned #metal witch Amalie Bruun (or vice-versa…). The band released an EP in 2014, now followed by M, their first full length studio album. Interesting to see how she tries to morph from pop queen – kind of a copy of Taylor Swift – to something much more sinister. And it is this image of the blond, sweet girl going dark witch on you in a second that is strangely alluring too. Blondes have all the fun and cannot be bad, right? Well, think again. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!