Chuck Schuldiner Project

Friday, January 27, 2023

Bizarrekult - Den Tapte Krigen


Now this is a magical one. Bizarrekult have been on my radar for a few years now with their fascinating brand of post black metal that has remained dynamic, powerful and wonderfully emotional for years. It's the sort of band who you can get totally lost in and whose work has always been at a tier above many of their peers. This new album, Den Tapte Krigen is another massive step forward for the band. Their Season of Mist debut sees them taking center stage and leaving listeners in awe of compositions that go well above and beyond anything they've done before. 

There is an intensity to this bands music that has always resonated with me. The compositions here get all the more atmospheric and powerful without ever losing the raw ugliness of their black metal roots. The songs are potent and gorgeously written, but they remain twisted and punishing. It's a delight to immerse yourself in the magic of what's being done here - it's reminiscent of their peers in bands like Downfall of Gaia and Der Weg Einer Freiheit. Den Tapte Krigen pulls from an even wider sonic pallet though, with female vocals and synths occasionally coming in to pad out the sound and make this an even more compelling overall piece of art. 

Bizarrekult are a one of a kind force in the underground, but watching their vision unfold on the big stage here is something different. There is a grander darkness to the misery they are peddling and a sense of depth to the compositions that seems endless. It's a delight to let yourself get lost in the dark and unveil the high powered and fascinating layers that they've pulled together here. Bizarrekult may be relative newcomers on the scene, but Den Tapte Krigen proves that they are rapidly rising and will soon leave many of the untrue in their wake. 

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