Album Review: Endalok – “Englaryk”

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If you know me personally, you already know how hard I ride for anything coming out of the Icelandic metal scene these days. Ever since my first taste of Svartidaudi’s menacing and psychedelic Flesh Cathedral I have been obsessing over the tremendous amount of quality output of this relatively small scene. From the crushing riffs of Sinmara, the jazzy death metal tinged nuances of newcomers Zhrine, to the new darlings of the metal world Misthyrming it seems that Iceland can do no wrong these days. Enter Endalok — a band with a sound as mysterious as their persona — who keep this tradition of excellence alive on their debut demo Englaryk. Continue reading