On September 15, the one-woman black metal act Myrkur (née Amalie Bruun) will release a new record entitled Mareridt via Relapse records. So far, the artist has released a handful of tracks that will be included on the upcoming LP.
“Måneblôt” featured a special Chelsea Wolfe-like darkness that was both pummeling and angelic, and the subsequent “Ulvinde” was accompanied by a beautiful music video that displayed her adoration for the Norwegian wildlife with which she is so familiar.
Now, Myrkur has chosen another subject of Nordic folklore as the basis for her third single, “De Tre Piker.” The track lets Amalie’s voice take centre stage, her haunting croon underpinned by melancholic waves of synth and strings.
Mareridt features production done by Wolves In The Throne Room producer Randall Dunn, and advanced copies have been receiving rave reviews.
Team Rock wrote of the album: “Amalie has expanded her vision into something that unshackles itself entirely from preconceptions, box-ticking or scene points, instead reaching for the kind of emotional, soul-stirring transgression that only the rarest of albums achieve. Where she could’ve bowed to the elitists and charged into heavier realms, instead she’s scaled back the extremity, revelling in the kind of heaviness that favours sensory impact over the hammering of guitars as she flits between English and Danish.”
Check out “De Tre Piker,” below, to satiate the desire for more thoughtful black metal until the album is finally released.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat