Mörk Gryning Pieces of Primal Expressionism

From its first beat, Mörk Gryning’s fourth album is a wall of blackened metal intensity. That’s not to say it lacks sparse moments of extreme contrast; it’s just that when it screams and wails Pieces of Primal Expressionism stampedes across the senses. It flows with melodies and unexpected beauty, and thunders with power and crunch, and uses technology without being techno or industrial. Most endearingly, with all its twists and turns Primal Pieces of Expressionism succeeds in surprising without appalling. Sometimes that in itself is enough, but Mörk Gryning have the musical foundation and talent to back up their presumptuous risk-taking and experimentalism. (No Fashion)