Malakhim - II CD
Malakhim - 'II' CD
Mighty 2019 MLP of Swedisn Black Metal from Naglfar, ex Ancient member. MALAKHIM continue that upward/abyss-ward trajectory with their second recording, a four-song/21-minute mini-album fittingly titled II. Taking all the same rudiments of their debut recording and fleshing them out in bolder, more Beyond-pushing shapes, II takes the listener deep into a slipstreaming black (w)hole of malignant majesty. Simultaneously timeless and modern, MALAKHIM here breathe a confidence that's blanching to behold, exhibiting a dexterity of songcraft and poise of execution that takes most other bands years to achieve, if ever. That should be no surprise, given the wealth of experience within the ranks of the band; names could be dropped, but all five members believe - quite rightly - that MALAKHIM should stand on its own merits. And with II, that claim is more justified than ever.