Murdryck are a band from Sweden that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Antologi MMXV" which was released by Black Lion Productions.
Dark sounding synths start off the album and after the intro the music goes into more of a fast and black metal metal direction that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats before slowing down and adding in high pitched black metal screams and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the bass guitars bring in a few leads at times and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and the fast riffs also mix in a great amount of tremolo picking and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they remain very true to a melodic style of black metal and as the album progresses classical guitars and clean playing can be heard on some of the tracks while other ones also bring in a brief use of spoken word parts, synths and Gregorian chants and the last song is very long and epic in length.
Murdryck plays a style of black metal that is very dark, raw and melodic in the true Swedish tradition, the production sounds very dark yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover biblical, war, philosophical and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Murdryck are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "As The Moon Bleeds" "Slaves Under A Dying Sun" "Blood On the King's Hands" and "Throne Of Shattered Divinity". 8 out of 10.