Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Grivf - Yggdrasil (2007)

Desolate, neofolk-fueled, Danish Pagan funeral doom. Simple, mournful acoustic guitar melodies give way to crushing waves of distorted guitars, harshly growled vocals, and, on occasion, extremely minimal percussion consisting seemingly of a single, massive floor tom. This lack of percussion makes Yggdrasil feel even less propulsive than your typical funeral doom; the songs seem to hang there, suspended in some void deep within the earth.

Track listing:
1. Helfarer
2. Ash
3. Mimirs Visdom
4. De Gamles Ord
5. Naar Alt Fryser Ind

Everything freezes

If you dig this, check out Kauan. Their first two records also work with a Pagan, neofolk-y doom metal aesthetic, but with a more melodic approach that makes for much easier listening.

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