What sounds and music do you think of when you think of the deep misty forests of Dalarna? Murky, calm, introspective rock, with perhaps a hint of folksy Swedish sounds and an air of Swedish “lagom”-ness, perhaps? Well, I for one, do not think of mediocre, bland “soul-full” clean vocals and American style country/blues, which is sadly partly what I got with Skog… Sometimes less is not more and sometimes a depressive black metal band should stay as far from Americana as possible.
Category Archives: Svarti Loghin
It is yet again time to pay a visit to the dim, mist filled, bleak and desolate dalsländska skogarna. Svarti Loghin quite recently released their latest album, Luft, a cassette on the underground Swedish black metal label, Total Holocaust Records (Home of the fantastic band Reaktor 4!). Since the release of their EP Sea of Green, Svarti Loghin has gone towards a more calm, melancholic way and almost in a style more akin to ballads, with lots of acoustic guitars and clear vocals.
Sea of Green was a dissapointment for me, partly that I wasn’t completely ready for their complete style change, and partly because I just don’t enjoy Limpan’s clear vocals…
Autumn has finally died, the forests have shifted from green to white and the national public transport system has failed. Winter has finally gotten its cold grasp on Svea Rike! This is the time for Vinterblot, drinking mugs of glögg, munching on lussekatter and paying heed to the spirit of Winter: Black Metal!