“When you want to tap into the emotional extremes that black metal is so good at describing and channeling when done well, this album will become a touchstone for years to come.” - HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com
“Gryningsvisor is captivating, intriguing and ambient throughout and the translation of the title ‘Ballads at dawn’ fits this perfectly with their black atmospheric metal tinged with beautiful folk elements.” - DarkArtConspiracy.com
Revered Swedish experimental black-metal band OFDRYKKJA has released their third full-length album, Gryningsvisor, with AOP Records. The record is available for purchase on limited edition vinyl LP and streaming everywhere.
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Formed eight years ago out of necessity to cope with agonizing depression, debilitating addiction and endless pain, OFDRYKKJA has seen the light amongst the darkness for their latest record, which translates to “Ballads At Dawn.” After years of self-inflicted turmoil and suffering, the trio has found solace in healing and self-reflection which is heard on their latest evolution, Gryningsvisor.
Eight years ago, three darkness consumed men seeked to ventilate their seemingly endless struggle through addiction and mental illness conjured their first album "A life worth losing". Drabbad was gunned down by police and spent a three year prison sentence, with most of the songs on their second album written from within the prison walls. Having hit rock bottom, the band sought a way out of that dark wilderness, releasing "Irrfärd" (which translates to 'Aimless journey'). Following the release the band went their separate ways to pursue personal journeys that eventually led them to find peace in sobriety and awakening purpose, and ultimately to their forthcoming record, Gryningsvisor.
Drabbad adds, “Ofdrykkja has always been an instrument of therapy for us, and therapy exists to help one evolve. It would serve us no purpose to walk in old footsteps, and neither would it be authentic to force it. We hope you appreciate our evolution, both personal and musical.”
Drabbad - Vocals, Guitars, Acoustic guitars, Electronics, Bass, Drums
Ahlström - Backing vocals, Guitars, Bass, Acoustic guitars, Electronics, Celtic lyre, Violin
Pessimisten - Vocals, Horn on Herr Mannelig
Miranda Samuelsson - Vocals
Nylonwings - Acoustic guitars and digital cello arrangements
This album was recorded in Studio Cave by Pontus Ekwall and in home studio between January 2018 and August 2019. Mixed & Mastered by Ahlström. All artworks included were painted by Alessia Brusco and digitally edited by Drabbad.
Gryningsvisor Track Listing:
- The swan
- Swallowed by the night
- In i natten
- As the northern wind cries
- Herr mannelig
- Våra Minnenas klagosång