Gnosis of the Witch – Dauðr Burðr Þrysvar 12″ MLP – Iron Bonehead

The intersection of two styles.

Some people would say that black metal is black metal. I beg to differ. Nowadays there are many schools of black metal divided by the epoch and mainly by geography. That’s how the so called USBM came about. And so did Scandinavian Black Metal.

Dauðr Burðr Þrysvar, the EP of Gnosis of the Witch manage to float between these two schools seamless, rather they manage to marry them and interconnect the circuits without pledging direct allegiance to one another.

The first track is rather a drone piece of non-music with a menacing edge clocking in at 3 minutes or so of low pitched frequencies…

The proper song Ormar Eitr starts off as a melancholic nonchalance, only to burst into a faster-than-speed-of-light black metal of satanic proportions with relentless bravado and scourging rides and crashes.

Svartr Úlfar Blóð is very alike Emperor‘s I am the Black Wizards with pure black metal harmony from beyond. A great song forsooth!

Last track Dauðiþursar Seiðr is depressive but heavy as hell with searing guitars however with Burzumic keyboards as a counterpoint. Noisy and great music with occasional changes of tempo and hermetic vocals!!!

Dauðr Burðr Þrysvar is a different black metal product that will call the attention of people seeking for cutting edge black metal assault without being mild or delicate…

Dauðr Burðr Þrysvar 12″ MLP is out now on Iron Bonehead.


(Daniel Death)

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