donderdag 23 januari 2014

Avgrunden – Det Stora Oväsendet

Avgrunden – Det Stora Oväsendet
Ominous Recordings & Drömatoriet – 2013
Rock, Metal, Doom, Drone, Folk, Psych
Rated: ****

Mood metal. An interesting label put on their music by the Swedish Avgrunden themselves. A project started in 2008 by one man that quickly grew into a quartet, then a quintet, down to a duo and now releases their new effort Det Stora Oväsendet as a trio. It’s their third and final release for their Scandinavian Trilogy. With previous efforts Den fördömda jorden and Vid världens ände released in respectively 2011 and 2012. On their new record their sounds move like Morricone inspired glacial motion. But instead of frostbitten or getting cold; it seems to warm the inner being and give this sense of relieve or awe. As if you immediately know there’s something great at work; like your witnessing a mythical beast perform a hallowed dance. And especially on the airy, wide and calm compositions  you feel a part of something legendary…
(I do wonder what their relation is to the 1974 incarnation of Avgrunden?)

(Written by JK)

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