|Somewhere between the blackened ambient doom of Nortt and the avantgarde doom of Quercus lies an ocean of immense potentiality, that is called GrÝvf. This one-man project from Denmark creates a unique and otherworldly atmosphere, in the tradition of the more recent ('Filosofem' and beyond) musical output of Burzum.|
The man behind this project fully employs artistic freedom in expressing his take on isolation and misanthropy. Traditionally essential instrumentation in the metal genre like the use of drums and a steady rhythm is here completely absent. The music is floating free in space, creating introspective soundscapes of misanthropic contemplation. Vocals vary from sepulchral whispers to sorrow-laden screams and serene chants. While most of the music is characterized by acoustic ambient soundscapes, it also takes a more dramatic turn at times with the addition of blackened guitar distortion. Compared to its compatriot Nortt, GrÝvf's sound is immersed in apathy rather than depression, offering a more varied spectrum of moods and ambience.
I have ranted more than once before about the incompetence of contemporary one-man projects, but GrÝvf proves that when talent and genuine emotion are available, the fertile ground of isolation can breed creativity and inspiration.
2.Hvad Mosen Skjuler
Duration : Approx. 57 minutes
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