Welcome metalheads! This one took Old Man Feind by surprise so I had no choice but to share here on Hump Day Metal Day! Since I usually stray away from black metal I had passed this one by and man was that stupid!
Myrkur, the one woman black metal act, epitomize why I fucking hate genre labels at times. Now I’m not generally a black metal guy as I’ve stated which made me pass over the first few early releases from Myrkur’s upcoming debut album simply titled M. That all changed yesterday when I saw the latest from her via Metal Injection (one damn awesome metal site you should be checking out!). For one I didn’t know that Myrkur was a one woman band and two the label of black metal kept me away. I couldn’t be kicking myself harder after listening to her acapella rendition of Bathory’s Song To Hall Up High. Holy fuck this has to be the most beautiful thing I’ve heard in a very long time! Very few vocalist can pull off acapella and even fewer can do it this damn good. I’ve honestly listened to this song over and over since first hearing it, it’s that amazing. Listen yourself then pre-order M because we all need a little beauty in our lives from time to time to remind us that the world isn’t all awful all the time.
Here’s the original just for comparison sake but as you can hear that really is no comparison.
Myrkur’s full length debut, M, is due to shock the world on August 21st via Relapse Records. Be sure to stay up on all the latest from Myrkur by following her on Facebook.
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