Myronath - Djevelkraft - Reviewed At Metal Digest ! Check it out here at this link: https://metal-digest.com/2021/06/22/myronath-djevelkraft/
In the Nordic countries, the ability to write quality black metal must be in the water as time and time again, these places deliver band after band and album after album of top quality black metal. It is no surprise that this occurred again when Myronath stomped onto the scene in 2019. Led by the enigmatic Hellcommander Vargblod, the Swedes set about releasing their debut album ‘Into the Qliphoth’ to a raucous response and this year has Myronath returning to deliver their sophomore album ‘Djevelkraft’.
With an album as good as their debut, expectation can weigh heavy upon a band; even more so by the arrival of former Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson which must have had Myronath feeling a little like Atlas. Well, pressure can pay off and what Myronath deliver with ‘Djevelkraft’ is an album which smashes expectations as black metal riff and riff cuts through the speakers like a bloody chainsaw. It may seem that ‘Djevelkraft’ is a raw album, but this is just an illusion to sound stereotypically black. This album is well produced; each instrument can be clearly heard from the heavy tremolo picked guitars, through to the sub-woofer hammering drums which clearly avoid the ‘recorded in a box with no bass’ wall of sound recordings of the early 90’s. This is guided forward by the vocals of Vargblod himself who delivers a masterclass in black metal shrieking commandeering a sound that would make any fan of Dark Funeral, Necrophobic and in particular Marduk twitch with excitement.
What Myronath achieve with ‘Djevelkraft’ is a large step in the right direction, the band take the sound of their debut album and turn it up to 11 and ultimately, any self-respecting fan of black metal should head out and get this album. You’ll be glad you did. - Metal Digest
Release-date: 4 June 2021
Swedish Black Metal for fans of Dark Funeral, Necrophobic, Marduk…
56 minutes of powerful black metal and dark melodic passages across 11 tracks with Fredrik Andersson (ex-Amon Amarth) on drums!
"Ritualistic, Agressive and Dynamic"
- Metal Hammer PT
Here are some words from the band about “Djevelkraft” from an upcoming interview in Metalized Magazine Denmark: “We are all very satisfied with the final result. The sound is exactly as we imagined! Kudos to Devo Andersson (ex Marduk) at Endarker Studio for his work on this one! He is a very talented person and his experience in Black Metal really shows, and immediately understood what we needed. Musicwise, all songs offer different emotions and we hope that these emotions will also reach our listeners the way we intended!" - Hellcommander Vargblod
Check out these videos!
1. Evil Unchained
2. She Who Dwells In Flames
3. Radix Diaboli
4. Effigy of Malediction
5. Till Aska
6. The Sword of Satan
7. Evigt Mörker
8. To Walk the Paths of the Dead
9. Reborn In Chaos
10. In Regno Tenebris
11. Beyond the veil of Death
Myronath started out as a side project of Hellcommander Vargblod (H.V), sole member of Khaospath and Draugûl – together with Bjarkan who also plays in various other bands; Ragnarok, Throne of Heresy, Kala, Blood of Serpents amongst others.
The band took a quick turn to be a serious one and the two members started writing material directly for their first release. H.V (bass and vocals) and Bjarkan (guitars) were shortly after joined by none other than Lars Broddesson on session studio and live drums, who people certainly know from Marduk. Then Myrkheim (from Serpesta) joined as a live session guitarist for Myronath.
In late spring 2019 Myronath entered the studio and recorded their first full length “Into the Qliphoth”. It consists of 8 tracks solely dedicated and in veneration to the members’ creed and practices. The album was mixed by Lars Broddesson at Twisting Serpent Studios, and was later mastered by Devo Andersson (ex-Marduk) at Endarker Studio, Sweden.
Summer 2019 Myronath signed with Dutch record label Non Serviam Records for one album, and “Into the Qliphoth” was released early September 2019. This was during the band’s very first live performance at the “Mörkaste Småland Festival” in Hultsfred, Sweden – alongside bands such as Gra and Svartidaudi.
December 2019 saw Myronath playing live again at the December Darkness festival, alongside Marduk, Avslut and others.
Due to personal reasons Lars Broddesson could unfortunately not continue as drummer of Myronath at this point, but without delay the band recruited none other than Fredrik Andersson (ex-Amon Amarth, Netherbird) to replace Lars behind the battery.
Myrkheim was by now also a full member of the band, and Myronath started working with new material for the band’s second release. The album was recorded at Endarker Studio autumn 2020 under the hands of Devo Andersson (ex-Marduk).
Myronath was now looking for new partnership to release their second album and develop the band further. Early 2021 they inked a deal with Hellstain Productions, and together they soon after released “Effigy of Malediction” as the first single from the upcoming album, together with an official video for the song.
The second album is entitled “Djevelkraft” and is set for release 4th of June 2021 on CD and Gatefold double vinyl together with official merchandise. The second single “Evigt Mörker” is also out now, including a lyric video.
The journey into the Abyss continues…
Hellcommander Vargblod – Bass and Vocals
Bjarkan – Guitars
Myrkheim – Guitars
Fredrik Andersson – Drums
Country of orign: Sweden
Formed in year: 2019
Style/genre: black metal
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