Listen to “Shadows of Silence,” Myrkur’s First Song in English

  • Axl Rosenberg

“Shadows of Silence” is not a typical Myrkur song… and not just because it’s the Danish black metal chanteuse’s first song with English lyrics. Sure, the ethereal vocals will sound familiar, but save for a relatively brief section from 3:21-3:54, it’s not at all black metal. It’s much closer to folk metal, but most of it isn’t even really metal in the strictest sense.

Which isn’t to say it’s not good! It’s more haunting than Casey Affleck in a bedsheet. I’m into it.

Check out “Shadows of Silence” below, courtesy of Decibel. The track will be part of the magazine’s flexi disc series; subscribers will receive the September issue containing the disc soon, but for everyone else, there are “an EXTREMELY LIMITED number available with the issue in [the Decibel] webstore here.” You should note that the track will NOT appear on Mareridt comes out September 15 via Relapse, and can be pre-ordered here. If you wanna hear that album’s first single, “Måneblôt,” check it out here.

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