One glimpse at that cover art and you’ll immediately suspect that Jordablod ain’t your average Swedish black metal band. Formed in 2015, the Malmö-based trio have only gotten stranger and more confident in their strangeness since their self-titled three song demo. Out in late May through Iron Bonehead, Jordablod’s debut full length, Upon My Cremation Pyre, is a gestalt of black and death metal, post-rock, artful Satanic worship, and preter-if-not-supernatural musical talent. In a few minutes less than an hour, over the course of seven tracks, Jordablod show off their versatility, their skills, and, ultimately, betray their ambition. While they may sing songs of supplication, Jordablod’s impending takeover is all too apparent.
And today we have the pleasure of presenting you with an exclusive stream of “Chants for the Black One,” the third track from Upon My Cremation Pyre. With equal parts spleen and soul, “Chants . . .” is the perfect initiation into Jordablod’s colorful and cerebral world of warped black metal.
“‘Chants for the Black One’ is a call to the deities lurking beyond the illusions of the flesh,” says the band. “It is a song with many faces but only one goal, Moksha.”