For whatever reason I didn’t pay too much attention to Misþyrming’s 2015 album Söngvar elds og óreiðu, I picked it up, but for reasons I cannot fathom it just never got that much playtime (despite being a very good album). So in an attempt to not let history repeat itself I picked up Algleymi early and I’ve been listening to it since I did. While retaining much of a traditional black metal sound they’ve incorporated a lot more, well rock n’ roll, than previously. Luckily this is done skillfully enough that this doesn’t turn into a rock album with black edges, but a black metal album with rock overtones. This all comes down to some excellent song writing, couple with the mostly caustic vocals and this never veers too far. Shockingly good follow-up album.
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