|2.0 poor||zaruyache | August 14th 15|
While Mykur's definitely a competent frontwoman (her harsh, sharp screams and choral singing rare both notably good), the rest of the music really doesn't hold up at all, and suffers rfrom the same things most bm does. A lot of the guitar riffs have no "power" to them; they rdon't sound heavy, evil, or have any sense of strength to them in the mix. The bass is roften turned up to force a heavier, more "evil" sound and only succeeds in making the music rcheesier. While fusing black-ish metal instrumentals with clean Enya-esque vocals is a rnifty idea, neither aspects of the music are done well or uniquely enough to make the rresultant songs any more than just good-ish. And, while the piano-and-vocal-only tracks are rvery pretty (and the best pieces here), they're too short to function as anything more than rinterludes and they don't end up having as much of a positive impact on the quality of the rrecord as they could've. rIt's a decent starting point for a person who just got into the business of black metal, rthough, so I expect her future outputs to improve, if only a little.
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|0.0 ||Black Daimon | September 15th 15|
When the most notable aspect of the music on a black metal album is the clean vocals, you're doing something wrong.
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|2.0 poor||CugnoBrasso | December 1st 17|
"I listened to Bergtatt so much that I could even write a sixth song to it"
Well, good thing she didn't.
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|0.0 ||rcochran5 | May 2nd 16|
I do not really understand why this album is being so maligned. I really hope it isn't entirely overt and/or unconscious misogyny, but unfortunately I do believe that to be the case. This is where black metal needs to go if it is going to continue to be a worthwhile avenue to explore. Recycling what others previously have mastered it boring. M goes beyond and experiments in new and fascinating directions. Maybe not always successfully, but at least trying to go beyond.
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|1.5 very poor||trve | October 2nd 15|
dumb poser bitches dont belong in the genre, female cleans and clumsy riffs are a fucking horrible combination
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|3.0 good||Jared Floryan | September 15th 15|
Danish singer-songwriter Amalie Bruun, much better known by the alias Myrkur, considers herself to be a self-professed black metal girl at heart. She's not kvlt enough just yet, but if this project's debut studio record M is anything to go by, Bruun certainly has what it takes to improve herself. Although the instrumentation is neither evil nor is it bodacious in brutal grace, M does sound nice from a production standpoint and offers heavenly (ironically enough) female vocals which benefit the character of this album well. Let she who is with sin dive deeper into the realm of madness as the years pass.
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|2.0 poor||ItsOnlySkinDeep | October 8th 18|
Good vocals but just a mishmash of instruments makes this feel like a disjointed listen.
|4.0 excellent||cjbizzlebizzle | July 25th 18|
Excellent fusion of nordic folk and atmospheric black metal. Amalie Bruun has a majestic way of contrasting her angelic cleans and intense, ghastly screams. Those expecting a straight-up "trve""cvlt" (lol) black metal will be, and clearly are, disappointed but those looking for music that is headed in a different direction than the current trends might be pleased. The album's flow is fantastic with each metal track sandwiched in between folk and instrumental interludes. This approach makes the dark tracks more intense and shows that Bruun has diverse songwriting skills. For the most part the black metal riffs are slowed down and simplified but this only focuses the listener more on Amalie's great vocal work, a smart choice. Adventurous and bold.
|2.0 poor||HeckToPay | November 12th 15|
This is what Ulver sounds like when Ulver isn't trying. Very uninteresting album, this got me so bored I actually fell asleep mid listen.
|3.0 good||PortalofPerfection | August 15th 15|
Dem Cleans...rAre really the only thing good here. But man they're really good.
|3.5 great||kleggi | April 9th 19|
|1.0 awful||Elynna | December 7th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Nisraak | November 7th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Altmer | July 15th 18|
|4.0 excellent||chayka | May 10th 18|
|3.5 great||Oreon | January 11th 18|
|3.0 good||Jedaum | December 24th 17|
|4.0 excellent||bobby72 | November 13th 17|
|2.5 average||boab92 | November 6th 17|
|3.5 great||orakst | October 4th 17|
|4.0 excellent||Sebe | October 1st 17|
|2.0 poor||solrage | September 27th 17|
|3.0 good||ksolan | September 18th 17|
|3.5 great||Kimm | September 17th 17|
|3.5 great||Keira | September 15th 17|
|2.5 average||bbm | September 2nd 17|
|3.5 great||N2B3J | August 20th 17|
|1.0 awful||hsb | August 17th 17|
|3.5 great||Simon STAFF | December 15th 16|
|2.5 average||Ma1ze | August 7th 16|
|3.0 good||om39a | April 27th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Gbhill | February 20th 16|
|2.5 average||jtswope | January 23rd 16|
|2.5 average||8genre | January 5th 16|
|1.0 awful||Tuoni | January 4th 16|
|2.5 average||Archael | December 21st 15|
|3.0 good||Kriss | November 14th 15|
|4.0 excellent||piav | November 11th 15|
|2.5 average||Gurt | November 3rd 15|
|2.5 average||Essence | October 27th 15|
|2.0 poor||Willie STAFF | October 6th 15|
|2.5 average||Poet | September 30th 15|
|2.0 poor||Pavera | September 25th 15|
|3.0 good||Thor | September 19th 15|
|1.5 very poor||trvvve | September 17th 15|
|3.0 good||Jeejee | September 10th 15|
|3.0 good||Prole | September 5th 15|
|4.5 superb||dragoth | September 3rd 15|
|2.0 poor||tjare | September 3rd 15|
|2.5 average||FLCL | September 1st 15|
|2.5 average||trydom | August 28th 15|
|1.0 awful||Ashen | August 27th 15|
|2.5 average||Sithese | August 27th 15|
|1.5 very poor||Kyle Ward EMERITUS | August 25th 15|
|4.0 excellent||Xybws | August 25th 15|
|3.0 good||Hawks | August 24th 15|
|3.0 good||Veldin | August 23rd 15|
|2.5 average||Wizard | August 20th 15|
|2.5 average|| | August 20th 15|
|3.0 good||Surtur | August 15th 15|