Myrkgrav are a solo project from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and plays a blackened mixture of folk and viking metal and this is a review of his self released 2016 album "Takk Og Farvel; Tide Er Blitt Ei Annen".
A very hard and melodic sound starts off the album and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and after awhile clean singing pagan vocals are added onto the recording and folk instruments are also a very huge part of most of the songs and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard and the music also brings in a decent amount of clean playing along with some acoustic guitars also being utilized at times and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and after awhile grim black metal screams also make their presence known and some of the tracks are all instrumental.
Myrkgrav creates another recording that remains true to the blackened mixture of folk and viking metal of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover local history and folk tales.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Myrkgrav and if you are a fan of black, folk and viking metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Skjon Jomfru" "Soterudsvarten"Torrhard" and "Uttjent". 8 out of 10.