“On their third album De Fornas Likgaldrar, Sweden’s Bekëth Nexëhmü have created another expansive work. Sprawling and majestic, a double album-length opus full of wintery atmosphere and ambient soundscapes.
Bekëth Nexëhmü is helmed by Swartadauþuz. Along with composing the material, he performs all the instruments and vocals on their recordings. Bekëth Nexëhmü’s towering body of work includes two previous albums and eight demos. The demos have been instrumental in building upon the legacy and remain strong statements alongside the main releases. To prove this point, De Fornas Likgaldrar draws its material from the 2014 demos, De Forna Sederna and De Forna Sederna (Del II) as well as 2016s De Glömdas Ursjälar. The combination of these tracks works very well, and the production, while still raw, is slightly beefier than the demo versions. It balances tranquillity and trance-inducing tremolo-picked guitars over its two-hour runtime. The tempos vary between slow and grand, and hazy blasts, though it all sounds as if you’re standing in the centre of a blizzard, not unlike Paysage D’Hiver’s excellent release from last year, Im Wald. In combination with the long track lengths, you can truly get lost in its dark atmosphere.” – Jahmeel Russel, Northern Transmissions
High concept, sprawling black metal contagion!
PRE-ORDER ETA Oct 28