HELFRÓ Release ‘ Traðkandi Blómin í eigin Hjartagarði’ off TÁLGRÖF

Icelandic black metal ensemble HELFRÓ are back with their sophomore album Tálgröf – a project inspired by the dark manifestations of the human mind. The sickness of humankind is explored through intense rhythmic passages, fusing the extremities of traditional death metal together with sombre, introspective lyrical convictions.

The third single, ‘Traðkandi Blómin í eigin Hjartagarði’, meaning: Trampling the flowers in your own heart’s garden”, absolutely crushes the listener with destructive blast beats, chugging death metal riffs and tremolo-picked melodies. Another track exploring the facets of humanity’s worst killers – the numbing of one’s emotions is placed at the forefront in its chilling lyricism.

“We explore the idea of consciously numbing yourself of any positive emotion in preparation of committing acts that go against the fundamental laws of humanism & your own very nature.” Says vocalist Ragnar Sverrisson. “The persona is exposing themselves to violence and indifference, poisoning themselves with mind-altering substances while cutting off human contact and sleep depriving themselves.”

The sinister new single is death maelstrom that explodes into a crushing middle section before twisting around into a glorious amalgamation of death metal riffing & black metal blasting.

Watch the visualizer for ‘Traðkandi Blómin í eigin Hjartagarði’, created by Jeff Daniels below:

Tálgröf comes out 1 December.


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1. Jarteikn (3:30)
2. Fláráð Fræði (04:01) [WATCH VIDEO]
3. Fangelsaður í Tilvist að Eilífu (03:48)
4. Þögnin Ytra, Kyrrðin Innra (04:43)
5. Guðlegt Réttlæti (05:13)
6. Sindur (02:28)
7. Ildi Óhreins Anda (03:58) [WATCH VIDEO]
8. Traðkandi Blómin í Eigin Hjartagarði (03:21) [WATCH VIDEO]
9. Minning um Morðingja (04:23)
Total: 35:25

Style: Blackened death metal
FFO: Krisiun, Zyklon, Dead Congregation, Immolation, Belphegor

Photo credit: ©Void Revelations

Formed amidst the haunting landscapes of Iceland, HELFRÓ is a formidable force in the world of blackened death metal. With their relentless aggression, atmospheric soundscapes, and compelling songwriting, they have carved their own path in the metal scene.

The journey of HELFRÓ began when guitarist and songwriter Ragnar Sverrisson sought to bring his musical visions to life, Drawing inspiration from the bleakness of Icelandic winters, the mysticism of nature, and the chaos of the human experience. HELFRÓ‘s debut album, aptly titled “Helfró“, was released in 2020, marking the band’s official entry into the world of extreme metal. With a relentless barrage of blast beats, crushing riffs, and haunting melodies, the album showcased their ability to seamlessly blend aggression and atmosphere.

Evolving with the advent of the sophomore album, Tálgröf, listeners can expect even more ferocity as HELFRÓ dives deeper into death metal territory while not straying to far from the signature ice-cold climactic tremolo riffing notable of their previous work. Characterized by its ferocity, the new album also carries introspective and thought-provoking themes, reflecting the band members’ willingness to explore the depths of the human experience. HELFRÓ is destined to leave an impact on the realm of extreme music, captivating audiences with their unique brand of Icelandic metal.

Ragnar Sverrisson: Drums, Vocals, Songwriting
Simon Thorolfsson: Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Arrangements

Recording Studio            
Dominion Recordings

Sound Engineer
Simon Thorolfsson

Mixing Engineer              
Mark Lewis

Mastering Engineer        
Mark Lewis

Biography: Ragnar Sverrisson

Cover art: Grindesign




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