MÚSPELLZHEIMR "Hyldest Til Trolddommens Flamme/Demo Compilation" 2xCD
A special collection from Denmark's mysterious MÚSPELLZHEIMR on 2CD format. Just as its title suggests, this double-disc set collects Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme, the band's debut album from 2015 and out of print on all formats, as well as the previously digital-only Demo Compilation, making for a staggering display of elite black metal mysticism.
Originally released in 2015, "Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme" was MÚSPELLZHEIMR's bolt-from-the-blue full-length debut, a veritable Ground Zero for this exciting development within black metal's deepest underground. Immediately instilling austerity and iciness but soon burning hot with a passion and poignancy that's blanching to behold, "Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme" is a dizzying yet feverishly melodic rumination on the mysteries of nature and the beyond. Its frequent detours into placid, acoustic-led territory is forever haunting, as well as the band's overall grasp of dynamics: truly, this is the work of actual humans who play as a band rather than the sterile cut 'n' paste (or worse) of so much nowadays "black metal"; paradoxically, this decidedly "un-human" human touch is refreshingly life-affirming whilst losing none of black metal's core misanthropy. At 42 time-evaporating minutes, the album hovers and then smothers - truly, an experience that eternally etched MÚSPELLZHEIMR's name into modern legendry.
Released earlier this year by Afgrundsvisioner but only digitally, the equally lengthy "Demo Compilation" includes three incrementally rawer iterations of "Hyldest til Trolddommens Flamme" tracks as well as two raw iterations from MÚSPELLZHEIMR's third album, "Raukn".
Double disc, jewel case CD. Sealed copies.
Amor Fati Productions, Import from Germany.