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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Danish black metal artist Amalie Bruun features a guest appearance from Chelsea Wolfe and was produced by Randall Dunn.
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The Serpent
Look in my eyes You'll always see a serpent Run from the dark You'll always always feel it Down your spine Try me and suffer Impure from holy... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Sep 18, 2017
    Mareridt is a work of atavistic mystery, unflinching honesty, and balance. It embraces everything from horror and beauty to the sacred and profane; its creator has encountered them all within, faced and accepted them, and ultimately woven them into the fabric of her being as music.
  2. Magnet
    Sep 18, 2017
    One of the more important metal releases of 2017. [No. 146, p.59]
  3. Sep 18, 2017
    If Myrkur is a black metal artist, “Crown” is the sound of her pushing and pulling hard on the genre’s boundaries. The strongest stretch of Mareridt, however, is three songs on its back end. First up is “Funeral,” a swirl of blackened sludge that moves at the pace of, well, a funeral procession.
  4. Kerrang!
    Sep 18, 2017
    Leaps and bounds ahead of their excellent M debut, Mareridt is ambitious, accomplished, and beautifully ugly. [16 Sep 2017, p.53]
  5. The Wire
    Dec 19, 2017
    Amalie Bruun (aka Myrkur) returns in feral form with a fresh set of frozen warnings and blackened ballads. ... On “Funeral” she teams up with Chelsea Wolfe for a duet that never quite gels and feels frustratingly half formed, while “Kætteren” confusingly slips a sliver of traditional Scandinavian folk music into the mix. Even worse is end track “Børnehjem” where demonic child whispering over Myrkur’s medieval monkish chant evokes Blair Witch memories and ultimately drags the whole album down. [Dec 2017, p.60]
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