When it comes to black metal I usually seldom think about our neighbor country, Denmark. But the last couple of years I have been discovering bands from Denmark, and for some reason often from the capital, Copenhagen.
So, Glemsel (Forgetfulness) is another Danish band to put on your list and their debut album “Unavngivet” (Untitled) as well. The album is released through Vendetta Records, who seem to have their attention towards Danmark for some reason.
The vocals are harsh, quite raw, or grim, and the lyrics are in Danish. Could be described as “typical” black metal vocals, and by that in my case, it is something that is good.
When it comes to the music it’s melodic and quite raw from time to time, there are progressive parts as well here and there, and that makes it more interesting to listen.
There are parts that are quite fast and intense, but there are also parts that are a bit slower, or mid-tempo. There is a nice, grim, cold atmosphere over the whole album that should appeal to many fans of this type of music.
To say that Glemsel and “Unavngivet” sound “typical” Danish would be wrong, a more correct definition would be to describe it as Scandinavian, a little old-school but yet quite modern.
- Dødsværk [02:46]
- Ligegyldigheden [05:54]
- Efterårsvinde [03:33]
- Moders Gråd [02:48]
- Afsked [03:13]
- En Sidste Bøn [07:34]
- Rædsel [02:31]
Sune Pedersen (Guitars, Vocals backing)
Asmund Iversen (Vocals, Guitars, Bass)
Joachim Højer (Drums)
Album title: Unavngivet
Genre: Black Metal
Country/Location: Denmark, Copenhagen
Record label: Vendetta Records
Release date: March 18, 2020
Format Reviewed: Bandcamp, Digital promotion album
Glemsel - Unavngivet
Its was a nice discovery to find out about this band, Glemsel, and the album “Unavngivet“. The artwork and logo do not give any clues on what to expect when you first hit play. But don’t let it fool you. This is a great black metal album that will give you just grim sounding black metal with just enough of melodies and atmosphere. The whole album is good, but if I had to pick a few high lights or fave songs it would be “Efterårsvinde“, “Moders Gråd” and “En Sidste Bøn“.
Will I buy this album?
Yes, it seems like the Vinyl version of the album will be available in mid October.
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