MGLA - Exercises In Futility LP (black)
The underground is arguably the most important stop in one’s listening journey. It’s where everyone who gets invested in music or a specific genre go to in order to find more obscure and interesting artists. Metal in particular has always been an extremely underground genre with an immense wealth of bands and releases to check out. Following a period where I indulged myself in more popular black metal bands, more specifically those of the Norwegian second wave, I decided that it was time for me to take the plunge and start perusing the underground. Said plunge led me to Mgła, and more specifically their third album, Exercises in Futility, which blew my mind when I listened to it 4 years ago, and manages to impress me to this day.