Review: Mork – Det Svarte Juv 7.8

  • Mork
  • Det Svarte Juv
  • Black metal
  • Norway
  • 2019
  • 7.8/10

Youtube – I used Apple music

Just a quick review as I don’t have a whole lot to say today and I’m about to go to the ocean. So naturally I spent the sunny morning checking one of the latest black metal releases I’ve missed, Det Svarte Juv. Mork is a one man black metal band featuring Thomas Erikson. Really impressive work for one person, it sounds better than most shit I hear from your average 5 piece. For real.

The main weakness this album has is the drums. Since it’s a one man band it’s likely he can’t master every instrument and also likely that he doesn’t have the highest end of every instrument. What he does vocally and with a guitar on the other hand is exceptional. Love the tones and ‘depressed’ feeling of the riffs. Vocally it’s layered quite well with the blending of operatic styles and guttural vocals.

I like this note I found on The Metal Archives “Despite the resemblance, Mork is not derived from Mørk, which is the Norwegian word for “Dark”. Mork only stands for Mork”.

Quality black metal with a perfectly bleak album art. It’s all in crazy Norwegian language so you know it’s good.

 

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