Experimental black metal entity MALCONFORT come up with a fascinating debut

Malconfort Cover240409

Malconfort, with members of Sea Mosquito and Amaltheia, have created a refreshing form of music which will make you sit up and wonder about it. It bears influences of black metal but clearly it’s so much more than that. It’s best to experience it for yourself. There’s an official video which can be found HERE and another song AT THIS LINK to satisfy your curiosity some more. 

Malconfort (UK) – Humanism (Experimental Black Metal)

With a name inspired by a Deathspell Omega song, it would only be right to expect something out of the ordinary from this UK based experimental black metal band, but Malconfort have dismantled the very fabric of the genre on their debut album. They’ve rendered it almost irrelevant with their take on it. With members of Sea Mosquito and Amaltheia in their lineup, they’re able to navigate around the music and seem to have a fair idea of what they are doing. And yet, they have managed to do something altogether different, something refreshing and liberating, perhaps even far removed from the core values of the genre itself. But that is exactly what makes it so special. They’ve seamlessly infused elements of free-form jazz, progressive and atmospheric music and changed the very composition of it. The music flows unhindered, finding its own pace, tone and direction, leaving the listener in suspense and awe. There is nothing quite like it. The music wafts along assuming varying different styles while remaining largely coherent and the album comes to an end before it can get pigeonholed. Even though ‘Humanism’ is not your typical black metal release or a very extreme one for that matter, its character is alluring if mystifying and deserves every bit of your attention simply because of its staggering uniqueness.

For fans of – VirusVed Buens EndeOranssi PazuzuSea MosquitoGruzjaDeathspell Omega

Line up:
Vocals – Nuun, Kopczak
Guitars and Bass – Fas
Synths – Kopczak, Fas
Drums – Kopczak

Album artwork by Nuun Studio

Track listing:
1. Compulsion (Ecstasy)
2. Cruelty (Elation)
3. Stain (Fantasy)
4. Rage (Indulgence)
5. Carnivore (God)
6. Inertia (Condense)

Official release date – July 5th, 2024

Leave a Comment

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Accept Read More