AOTY 2018
Myrkur - M
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2015 Ratings: #308 / 770
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2015 Ratings: #288
August 21, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

The textures of M are even more finely hewn and interwoven than its predecessor, resulting in a record that is at once profoundly tactile and deeply sensual.

80
AllMusic

M expands on black metal's boundaries yet holds its dark, foreboding spirit close.

80
PopMatters

M displays gift for balancing atmosphere and songcraft that will reward numerous listens. Not all contemporary black metal needs to sound like Myrkur, but her sound is one of the ways in which black metal is growing and strengthening.

79
Pitchfork

This time ... Bruun has sealed many of the foundational cracks in her compositions and owned the audacity of the project and the form at large.

75
Consequence of Sound

Despite the album’s excellent execution, it’s still primarily Bruun’s love letter to her influences ... That said, the album shines with potential and the promise that a more unique followup waits further down the trail.

70
Spin

What remains Bruun’s strongest suit is the way she juxtaposes the extremity of her influences.

60
The Needle Drop

Myrkur's full-length debut came through with some great production and a lot of promise, but some lackluster song structuring kept this record from reaching its full potential.

48
Sputnikmusic

M is painfully bland and too on the nose. The generic nods to the genre’s past create a haze that covers everything else that is trying desperately to bring black metal into the future.

88
This album fell into my lap this year and I thank the gods that that she did.
EMR
62
Bruun's devotion to black metal and its counterparts has payed off before, but it seems that in her sophomore album (a little unfocused and loose around the edges) the results are mixed. There is variety in terms of sonority and character to these compositions, as the singer/songwriter jumps from an emotional value to another, not just excelling at her usual atmospheric black-metal aesthetics, but also on nordic, medieval-like tunes that add some depth to the overall experience, all guided by ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#28/Decibel
#32/Treble

Track List

  1. Skøgen Skulle Dø
  2. Hævnen
  3. Onde Børn
  4. Vølvens Spådom
  5. Jeg Er Guden, I Er Tjenerne
  6. Nordlys
  7. Mordet
  8. Byssan Lull
  9. Dybt I Skoven
  10. Skaði
  11. Norn
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Added on: June 3, 2015