The last we had heard of Swedish black metal terrorists Ofermod, they were busy promoting their 2008 debut Tiamtü full-length and acting all anti-cosmic gangster—rumor has it headcheese Michayah Belfagor (aka Mika Hakola) has been involved in all sorts of untoward activity—while the rest of the world spun and burned like Belfagor and his unmerry cohorts had something to do with it. Four years later and Ofermod—which means ‘Bravado’ in Swedish—haven’t amounted to much, but that hasn’t stopped French outfit Season of Mist from mining the group’s repertoire for black metal gold. Namely, the Mystérion Tés Anomias EP, which originally saw light in 2005 on the Norma Evangelium Diaboli label.
Now, what a Swede is doing penning album titles in French is beyond us, but this little ripper from the mid aughts should be enough to remind that black metal, when parsed properly, can be a superb spark to any shitty need-to-conform day—whether that’s at the office or in the back of the class or hauling trash—we all adhere to make bucks to survive. No, Mystérion Tés Anomias won’t supplant a paying job or replace an inheritance, but it’s certainly angry and nefarious enough to purge all those dark feelings inside.
Anyway, Decibel and Season of Mist have hooked up for a comet-like stream of Mystérion Tés Anomias. That’s right, starting today and ending September 11th, 2012, Ofermod’s first EP will stream until A) the world ends or B) we take it down due to label commitments. Soak in Mystérion Tés Anomias for all its worth. Unless you own the 2005 original. Then you’ve already soaked in enough Ofermod for two of us.
** We recommend a copy of Ofermod’s Mystérion Tés Anomias HERE. We wouldn’t want to cross Michayah Belfagor, ’cause knowing that Swede, he’d fly over to the US and pelt our precious offices with Surströmming and stink-eyes.