An incredible blend of Shoegaze and speed metal/Black metal/Doom metal. The main difference from other bands I have heard trying to blend this is two fold. 1) Other bands alternate whole songs between the two genres of music and 2) Where they are included in one song they don't blend them so well as Jord. With Jord it is as seamless as it can possibly be. Such terror in one moment and a bright shining beacon of hope in the next all within one song.. in every song. Such depth to the music and instruments to, listen close there's tons going on in the background. Work of art.
Favorite track: Bruma.
The first time I heard this it gave me goosebumps. Penumbra makes my skin tingle all over. This is the album that got me listening to different metal and then shoegaze and post-rock... Really sent me down a rabbit hole of awesome.
Favorite track: Penumbra.
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"With a near-perfect blackened shoegaze sound exploding from their debut record, MØL don’t reinvent the wheel their peers in Deafheaven, Lantlôs, Heaven In Her Arms, Oathbreaker, and Alcest push – not at all. What MØL do, however, is drench said wheel in liquid fucking gold and create what is by far one of this genre’s strongest, most-accomplished records in the process. ‘Jord’ is utterly brilliant, to say the absolute very least."
"Denmark sure has its finger on the pulse of metal at the moment, and their latest export MØL can be added to the list of hottest bands to watch. MØL are blistering yet charming in equal measures. Their brand of ‘black shoegaze’ is nothing short of mesmerising."
"Throughout Jord, MØL expertly conjure both blistering passages ripe with black metal’s incandescent rage, and esoteric atmospheres at home in the left field of metal’s sphere and gentler pastures. A statement both devastating and delicate, this feels like the beginning of something truly special from band equally capable of wrenching the heart and the neck."
"Whilst it may take some acts years to achieve a sound so detailed, characteristic and atmospheric, MØL have achieved such feats without issue or tribulation. Expect to see Jord on many album of the year lists come the end of 2018."
"I think it is perfectly reasonable in years to come, to see the name MØL sat comfortably alongside the likes of Alcest and Deafheaven as the very best that the genre has to offer."
"This is one of those rare records that will leave you stunned after the very first listen, yet its full, intoxicating glory only reveals itself once you’ve allowed yourself to become fully immersed in its hauntingly stark yet irrepressibly delectable world."
"Honestly, this one only gets better with each subsequent listen."
One of the only hardcore albums from the past decade that managed to hook its fangs into my brain. This is a very beautiful, very challenging release. RIYL: Pg. 99, Orchid, Converge. last_vinyl_before_doomsday