Jordablod – The Cabinet of Numinous Song
The music scene in the Öresund region (Copenhagen and Malmö) is pretty interesting at the moment. Copenhagen is putting forth great and vibrant death metal and Malmö has great stuff like Ultra Silvam, Völva and Jordablod etcetera. Jordablod’s debut album “Upon My Cremation Pyre” showed a very diverse band and gave a promise of more interesting things to come. The music on their new, and second, album “The Cabinet of Numinous Song” is definitely interesting. But even more importantly – it’s really good!
The band mixes a variety of influences. The music is rooted in the traditional black metal sound, but takes twists and turns in all various directions. The album starts with a sonic landscape that brings a soundtrack to some twisted Tarantino movie to mind. After that the listener gets a taste of black metal, death metal, rock, post rock and horror film music, together with some other things in between. It sometimes sounds similar to Negative Plane, Tribulation or Slaegt, but still manages to maintain a reasonably distinct Jordablod sound.
Overall a listen to this album is recommended for everyone that likes their black metal spiced up with death metal, post rock and with tons of interesting atmosphere. If Jordablod keeps this up they could be on the road to proper and sincere greatness.
Title: The Cabinet of Numinous Song
Label: Iron Bonehead Records
Date of release: 2020-01-24
Playing time: 42,57
Stand out track(s): “The Cabinet of Numinous Song” and “Hin ondes mystär”