ALMYRKVI - Pupil Of The Searing Maelstrom MLP
Black Metal has a long history of dealing with darkness in all its many forms… so it’s not surprising that so many of its adherents eventually turn their eyes towards the vast, vacant heavens and seek inspiration in the bleak emptiness of the void.
And so it is with Iceland’s Almyrkvi, the brainchild of Sinmara guitarist Garðar S. Jónsson, whose debut EP Pupil of the Searing Maelstrom seeks to capture the fearsome cold and endless nothngness of the celestial abyss in five impressively atmospheric and morbidly mesmerising tracks.
Pupil of the Searing Maelstrom is less that of a collection of singular songs, and more a series of sonic sketches of something infinitely greater and all-encompassing, each one grasping to elucidate and illuminate something, one small aspect, one tiny facet, of the absent infinity which surrounds us.
- sleeve made of black solid-colored and structured cartonstock
- silver print
- heavy printed innersleeves
- 180g black virgin vinyl
- lim. edition
Ván Records 2016