Gaahl’s Wyrd – GastiR – Ghosts Invited (2019)

Absolutely solid! Gaahl’s track record is pretty consistent and the new group entitled Gaahl’s Wyrd is no different. Mystical, hypnotic riffs balance somewhere between metal brutality and a freezing atmospheric fog; filling the audible palate with a rich, all-encompassing sound. The drums range from the slightly disappointing “buried-by-the-other-sounds” level blastbeats through to complex tribal rhythms that remind me of the works of Frost. The vocals are commanding, stunning, and contribute excellent finishing touches to this fantastic debut.