Slagmaur - Skrekk Lich Kunstler LP (Red vinyl)


In addition to the genesis of modern black metal as we know it, Norway has long produced a series of peripheral artists who have journeyed alongside the same crowd, but created extremely different styles that occasionally cross over into the familiar. Ulver and Mortiis would be a few early examples, but today we have the confounding Slagmaur.  Alas, different does not always make for a good listen, and though this album features a few titillating segments, it does tend towards unwelcome ennui.