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Viking's Choice: Myrkur, 'Skøgen Skulle Dø'

Myrkur.
Myrkur.

Myrkur's Amalie Bruun makes black metal that is at once savage and sylvan, capable of harrowing violence one moment and beauty the next. Last year's self-titled EP was full of unharnessed promise, but with members of Mayhem and producer Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg (whose mid-'90s work with Ulver no doubt informs Myrkur), the forthcoming M gives body to the Nordic folk song, choral arrangements and shoegaze that haunt Bruun's music. Here's the album opener "Skøgen Skulle Dø," with a regal folk melody blown out by violin and dual tremolo-picked guitars.

M comes out Aug. 21 on Relapse.

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