Myrkgrav are a 1 man band originally from Norway but now resides in Finland and plays a blackened from of viking and folk metal and this is a review of his self released 2014 single "Vonde Auer".
A very hard and heavy sound starts off the single along with some clean singing viking metal vocals and when solos and leads are added into the music they bring in more of a melodic folk metal sound to the single and spoken word parts are also heard briefly along with a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
In the faster sections a small amount of blast beats can be heard while the guitar riffing also brings in a a great amount of melody at times and when folk instruments are added onto the recording they add in more of a medieval and pagan atmosphere in the parts where they are utilized which also leads up to a brief use of black metal screams and the second track is more of a shorter, instrumental and acoustic version of the first song.
Myrkgrav plays a very melodic style of viking and folk metal that also brings in a touch of black metal to create his own sound, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover Paganism themes.
In my opinion Myrkgrav are a very great sounding blackened viking/folk metal project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this single. 8 out of 10.