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SORT SIND "I Skyggen Af Livet" CD

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SORT SIND "I Skyggen Af Livet" CD (Nuclear Winter Records 2023)

Blackened Metal of Death, featuring members of Hyperdontia, Ascendency, Had, Sulphurous, and Taphos (and formerly of Phrenelith).

Denmark’s SORT SIND were born out of the ashes of sulfuric might in 2020, into a darkness of corrosion of the mind, with the members currently hailing from the likes of Hyperdontia, Ascendency, Had, Sulphurous, and Taphos (and formerly of Phrenelith). Soon, the duo released a two-song demo, portending grave deeds on the horizon…

At least, that horizon looms with I Skyggen af Livet, SORT SIND’s debut full-length. A new dark chapter, the album consists of eight songs in a swift 32 minutes. SORT SIND’s surging & slipstreaming attack is far more epic than those compact runtimes suggest; with shadows swirling through the maze of their twisted minds, the duo construct muscular, deathened black metal that reminds of the late ’90s vanguard whilst emitting a freshness of approach. Put another way, I Skyggen af Livet has few modern analogues: SORT SIND are their own entity of vengeful, grim misery. No matter what genre boundaries one places around it, the duo’s debut album unshackles itself and takes the listener on a journey downward through the spiral of madness, revealing new layers of dementia the more that listener submits to their coming of chaos. Classic black/death songcraft, then, but suffused with restless, red-eyed energy – I Skyggen af Livet is only the beginning of SORT SIND. This is black metal darkness!