15 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Myrkur’s second album is a haunting journey into the bad dreams (the title means "Nightmare") of Danish singer and multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun. Writing in English for the first time on “The Serpent” and “Funeral” (which features American songstress Chelsea Wolfe), Bruun also uses various Scandinavian languages in her alluring amalgamation of classical music, black metal, and Norwegian folk. With traditional rock instrumentation against a backdrop of strings and her own piano, violin, and nyckelharpa playing, Bruun deftly balances beauty and darkness.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Myrkur’s second album is a haunting journey into the bad dreams (the title means "Nightmare") of Danish singer and multi-instrumentalist Amalie Bruun. Writing in English for the first time on “The Serpent” and “Funeral” (which features American songstress Chelsea Wolfe), Bruun also uses various Scandinavian languages in her alluring amalgamation of classical music, black metal, and Norwegian folk. With traditional rock instrumentation against a backdrop of strings and her own piano, violin, and nyckelharpa playing, Bruun deftly balances beauty and darkness.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Honah Lee ,

Otherworldly

Beautiful, tender, strong and heavy. Simply unique and amazing. Finally something different in an age in which everything sounds the same.

Southern Arizonan Desert Rat ,

Dark, enchanting, great voice

Myrkur's second full length album is haunting, dark, and harder to describe or categorize than her first album. There are some black metal elements (less than her last album), but its mostly a very original and unique blend of traditional (and untraditional) scandanavian medieval/folk elements mixed with modern synth and song structures. The production is a big step up from the previous album and you can tell she's making music from the soul. It has fewer metal elements than her last album, and seemingly an overall slower pace. The second half of the album sluggs along with a few highlights...but no good punch in the gut. That is simply a descrepency between what I was hoping for and the album she made. Ultimately, I give it 5 stars since, for what it is, its done extremely well and original.

wolf__kv ,

Ulvinde.

Just from listening to Ulvinde, I'm already anticipating the rest of her album with anxious excitement. Beautiful vocals and the music carries a weight that leaves an indelible impression on your soul.

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