flightoficarus (Metal Trenches)
Another raw dose of underproduced, grim black metal inspired by the classic second wave sound. As such, it is appropriately cold, ugly, and depressive. Over the course of the album Gjendød alternate between blazing acts of righteous fury and melancholic, doom-infused trudges through lonely forests. This duality makes for a relatively dynamic listen, even if the down moments conjure some pretty dismal thoughts. All par for the genre, I suppose. Personally, I prefer the cascading, descending tremolos of faster tracks like "Når sårene er renset." That one gives me some early Taake vibes. metaltrenches.com/reviews/krigsdoger-1857
Favorite track: Når sårene er renset.