Misthyrming
Algleymi


4.5
superb

Review

by Hawks USER (117 Reviews)
May 31st, 2019 | 268 replies


Release Date: 05/24/2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Black metal at its absolute peak.

Black metal bands don’t have it easy these days. Back in the late 80’s/early 90’s when the genre was first coming to form, it wasn’t hard to shock people or amaze people with the satanic imagery or the icy riffs or anything that was looked at as transforming heavy music into something truly evil. In 2019, it’s not as easy to make a black metal album that will truly wow the listener. People feel like they’ve heard it all before. Well, the Icelandic scene has been ***ting on that notion over the past half decade or so and Misthyrming is leading that charge.

Algleymi is only Misthyrming’s second album and they’ve already cemented themselves as one of the best acts to ever do it in my mind. Their debut album was a visceral slab of perfectly produced, riff heavy black metal that bashed your brains in until you couldn’t see straight. With Algleymi, their approach is a little bit different but the result is the same, or even better, than what was heard on the debut. They’ve added lots of melody to the brutal riffage that makes you feel as if you’re floating on an ice burg in the middle of the freezing sea awaiting your impending demise. The drumming is extremely technical and not just your typical blast heavy assault, although there’s plenty of that as well, making you feel as if a hammer is being taken to your skull over and over again until everything goes black. Howling vocals soar triumphantly overtop of the instrumentation, making you feel all of the pain and suffering with every word. Even if those words are Icelandic and not understandable to the normal listener.

Misthyrming are an unstoppable force in the modern black metal scene. There’s no gimmicks, no murder, no church burning. There’s only savagery and authenticity within their brand of black metal. They’re a no nonsense type of band from what I can hear and they’ve already garnished a legacy within this scene that most bands can only imagine. If you guys had any sense, you’d stop messing around and jam one of, if not the best, black metal bands to come out within the last 10 years. There will be no disappointment to be found. m/



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Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Here we go boys, AOTY so far. m/

frozencarl
May 31st 2019


753 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

666th comment bois



m/

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luci
May 31st 2019


11860 Comments


typo in the summary bro: its

Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Will fix. m/

Get Low
May 31st 2019


6694 Comments


2019 has been a lackluster year for music. There have been no good metal albums to come out in 2019.

Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

That’s one of the most untrue things ever lmao.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
May 31st 2019


26085 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

exsqueeze me?

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
May 31st 2019


26085 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Also thank you for reviewing this, pos

Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

^^^^^^^^^^What Brandon said.



Thanks bro. :]

CaptainDooRight
May 31st 2019


4116 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

swee



pos

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Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yesssssss Cappy thank you!!!

Kusangii
May 31st 2019


2417 Comments


Sounds interesting. Don't think I've ever heard a black metal band from Iceland before.

Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Bro get on these guys asap and also Sinmara.

EphemeralEternity
May 31st 2019


3245 Comments


"AOTY"
mate Vuohenkieli - Rienattu hulluus wants to have a word with you

Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I’m def gonna jam that but something is gonna have to completely blow my mind like this did to knock this off. :]

CaptainDooRight
May 31st 2019


4116 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

pretty sure Get Low is Baseline000 reincarnated

Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Hahahahahahahahaha

EphemeralEternity
May 31st 2019


3245 Comments


I just found the lowest ranked BM album from the year with more than 2 votes according to RYM...so probably save yourself the time and don't. However several guys poured their heart and soul into that album so maybe we owe it to them to listen

Hawks
May 31st 2019


73696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Omg lmao. Well they’re from Finland so it can’t be that bad right???

robotmagician
May 31st 2019


1197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wasn’t into this at first, it’s so different from the last one which may be my favorite bm record ever. this fucking rules tho. also other great icelandic bm: svartidaudi, zhrine, wormlust, etc. it’s an incredible scene

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