Chuck Schuldiner Project

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Dodheimsgard - Black Medium Current


The Norwegian avant garde black metal masters are back! Dodheimsgard's 6th album, Black Medium Current is an absolute monster that builds on their eclectic past in order to craft a record that is emotionally powerful and wonderfully exciting. Coming 8 years after their last offering, Black Medium Current builds on the past mysteries and magic that the band cultivated to capture our collective imagination. This is some of their most nuanced and deep work to date, stuff that will keep listeners entranced. 

It's hard not to be enamored with the vision that Dodheimsgard paint on Black Medium Current. Their work is otherworldly and perfectly balances both the ravishing grimness of their past and the more experimental nature of their more recent work. The synth driven passages and grandiose vocals that define a track like "Interstellar Nexus" is thrilling and speaks to the breadth of what the band has crafted over the years. One gets a sense of just how solemn and refined this work is and it's hard not to be thrilled with the bombastic soundscapes that are painted before us with unreal eloquence and unending ethereal sonic mysteries.

Dodheimsgard have gone above and beyond on Black Medium Current. Their work has pushed them to bold new heights and they've more than justified their 8 years of absence. This is black metal done in a way that speaks to all the genre can be, from a group who helped to cultivate it in the first place. Black Medium Current hints at decades of triumphant blasphemy to come from the band and reminds us that there are so many layers of blackness that can keep us thrilled even after multiple listens. This is an apex achievement for the band and hints at much more to come!

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