Album Premiere: Åskog — Varþnaþer

From the wilds of Western Sweden, black metallers Åskog emerge with their first full-length, Varþnaþer. Forming from the ashes of the duo’s previous act, Murdryck, Åskog (pronounced like OAH-skoog) formed last summer and quickly put out a demo, Varg (no, not that one; it means “wolf”). Murdryck started as a dark ambient act, and this understanding of how to create a sinister atmosphere is evident throughout Varþnaþer. Though both Åskog and Murdryck’s music operates largely in the mode of traditional Scandinavian black metal, a lot of what sets the two projects apart is focus and tone. Where Murdryck’s albums have … Continue reading Album Premiere: Åskog — Varþnaþer