Dauðaró – Myrkraverkfræði

Dauðaró is the name of the funeral doom project activated in the last two years by the Icelandic musician who uses this same nickname, whose real name is Einar Sigurðsson; Myrkraverkfræði is the sixth work published on his bandcamp in the space of a year, but such prolificacy does not seem to water down the density of a rather interesting proposal. These modes are suggestive of a rather instinctive approach that translates into an interpretation of the sub-genre that is more dissonant and suffered than the norm, a trend with oblique trajectories that do not preclude unexpected melodic outlets, along a development that drags on in a painfully lacerating manner, between ambient drone, menacing vocal litanies and organ openings. Myrkraverkfræði is the natural sequel to Eyðimörkin, album released a few months earlier which showed a more organic and less tetragonal side to the previous full lengths, which also consisted of a single track, but of a much shorter duration than the abundant half-hour of the last two works mentioned. Emphasized by the impressive artwork created by the Portuguese musician Nuno Lourenço, this latest work by Dauðaró deserves to be delved, although a certain diction is necessary in doing so, because it stages a form of funeral doom that is not at all predictable and, above all, evokes alienating and not always decodable sensations.

2022 – Independent