Mork are a band from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric, old school and raw form of black metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Katedralen" which will be released in March by Peaceville Records.
Horror movie style keyboards start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling and the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the mid tempo sections of the songs also add in a touch of black'n'roll. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them.
Melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the solos and leads also being done in a dark yet melodic style as well as one of the tracks also introducing melodic vocals onto the recording, some of the songs are also very long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover sadness, grief, death and darkness themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mork and if you are a fan of atmospheric, old school and raw black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dodsmarjsen" "Evig intens Smerte" "Fodt Til A Herske" and "De Fortapte Sjelers Katedral". 8 out of 10.