Murdryck are a band from Sweden that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Fodelson" which will be released in May as a joint effort between Leviaphonic Records and Growls From The Underground.
A very dark and epic synth orientated intro starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. During the faster sections of the songs a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and the riffs also use a great amount of melody.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the music is very heavily rooted in the Swedish style. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are brought into the music they are done in a very melodic style along with some clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording, death metal growls can also be heard briefly as the album progresses. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and Swedish and cover metaphysical, occult and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Murdryck and if you are a fan of raw and melodic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Valnad" "Blood Sacrifice" and "Shadow Beings". 8 out of 10.