Album Review: MØL — “Diorama”

Blackgaze is a lot like pizza, at least to me, anyway: even when it’s not memorable, the components put together are still enjoyable.  That being said, blackgaze bands, like pizza joints, have popped up on almost every corner and become a dominant force in the musical landscape, so much so that it’s very hard to say that any particular band is doing something truly different, unless you’re actually Deafheaven and you almost completely ditch the black metal part of your sound.  MØL bridges the gap towards those forward-thinking blackgaze bands on their sophomore release Diorama by blending influences from across the musical spectrum in ways that straddle the unconventional.

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