Anmeldt av Jens Nepper
(Talheim Records, 2020)

Karakter: 4/6

Glädjekällor album cover.jpgIt just occurred to me that this particular CD, which showed up a few weeks ago for me to review, was released late last year, so I will keep it as brief as I can and simply say that the one-man musical entity known as Glädjekällor has crafted a moody and rather depressive black metal record with a pretty interesting twist to it. 

"Jesuskomplex" in an original-sounding piece of work where post-rock influences, dark and morose pop music elements, experimental rock, and arguably even a few folk-ish traces merge with bleak black metal and do so to great effect. The melodies are relatively simple and the arrangements are neither complex nor convoluted, but there is depth in spades to these melancholy compositions, and there are heaps of good ideas present on the disc in general. The vocals are slightly off the mark now and again, so there is definitely room for improvement in that department, but I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with how seamless the various different styles and genre flow together here and how efficient these tunes are in terms of making the listener feel miserable. Another cool aspect of "Jesuskomplex" is that even though the songs possess a dismal and cold aura, the album feels somewhat warm and intimate, and the production is solid too as it does not lack clarity.

You really ought to check this out if you are looking for a captivating soundtrack to the dismal times that you are currently living in. Introspective music for sure and well worth your time.




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