Sunday 27 June 2021
Bleak and rough beauty from Danish black metallers

Danish metal is really thriving these years. One excellent band after the other shoot up from the dark depths down below.

Orm (Danish for ‘worm’) is one of the latest metal mongers who have wormed (!) their way into the scene with a sound that is both dark, majestic, muscular and beautiful.

The band has grown out of a previous outfit, By the Patient, who played death metal. Orm is a whole other creature. The band went down the black metal path, which was a very clever choice!

Their latest album, 2019’s Ir, has been hailed as a masterpiece by several critics, and you certainly understand why.

The band has approached their songwriting as an epic and progressive story. The album consists of two monolithic songs, each of them with a length a wee short of a half-hour. And it’s heavy stuff (not just sound-wise, but in subject matter, too) – the album deals with the loss of a family member and the following mourning process.

The music is raw and atmospheric, delivering emotive sounds that mix harsh aggression with enticing splendour.

In 2020, Orm was ready with a new release, the EP Mit blod (‘my blood’), another triumph presenting two pitch-black pearls which add more doom-y beauty to the band’s catalogue.

Look forward to stepping into an all-enveloping darkness while a bright light emits from the stage when Orm give sound to something massive and magnificent.

Orm performs at Summer Days on 27 June alongside Xenoblight and Baest.

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