Saturday 1 September 2018
Spurv - Myra (2018)
The second album from this Norwegian band.
The band is a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass and drums.
They have got some help from guest musicians who has provided cello, piccoletto, viola, violin and synths.
I have been very happy with their first two offerings, an EP and a album. So I was looking forward to this album.
We are again in the post-metal and the post-rock landscape. A barren landscape. But Spurv has added a lot of colours to this landscape on this album.
Four minutes into this album, we get the monumental nine minutes long epic Fra Dypet Under Stenen. A beautiful, very harsh instrumental with a wall of guitars and some viola over a pretty melodic theme. Very, very good stuff.
The band continues down the same path with some synths, strings and lots of guitars. Lots of guitar walls where everything is massive and monumental. There are still some breathing spaces on this forty-seven minutes long album.
The music is typical post rock/metal and proves why this genre sometimes can be so effective and so captivating. Add this band to the list of the five best Norwegian bands at the moment.