Avant-garde black metal act FORMLOFF will release its new album, “Spyhorelandet”, in North America on March 12 via Eisenwald. The follow-up to 2006’s “Adjø Silo” finds the eclectic Norwegian duo — Bernt Karsten Sannerud and Marius Sjøli– exploring the darker, more atmospheric realms of their past. Several session musicians were recruited to complete the nine-track recording, including two bass players, a drummer and a saxophonist.
Where most black metal revels in stories of fictional deities, benign and malignant, “Spyhorelandet” wallows in everyday themes. Much like the cover art, the music contained within bears the stark truth: When you peel back the skin, no matter how beautiful, what is left is the ugly personal histories each of us carries. Throughout “Spyhorelandet”, naked inhabitants of our world are quoted directly. For many, defeat is their best and sometimes only asset.
In celebration of the record’s upcoming release, Decibel magazine is currently streaming the title cut, “Spyhorelandet”, noting “the track definitely sounds refreshing, as if gulping down fresh glacial streams after a half-decade of parched post-whatever, atavistic too-true-for-school black, or the floating-on-toilet bowl-water bullshit employed by the high-lo mind/musically daft of Liturgy, et al.”
“Spyhorelandet” track listing:
01. Det Dritet Som Renner Ut I Ua
02. Harde Ord På Kammerset
05. Mig Og Drit
07. Kon-Tiki Museet Brenner
08. Den Gamle Jorda
09. Drokkne I Ei Flo Ta Åske
“Spyhorelandet” audio stream:
“Skævven” audio stream: