Hailing from Iceland, Auðn balance aggressive black metal with a sense of melody on their sophomore release, Farvegir fyrndar. The atmosphere present on their eponymously-titled first record remains, but new song “Í Hálmstráið Held” (streaming below) shows a matured version of Auðn, using more melody but more aggression as well.
“We are ecstatic to present ‘Í Hálmstráið Held’ to you, the first track taken from our new album, which is entitled Farvegir Fyrndar,” the band comment. “We feel that this song represents our record very well as it points into the direction, which we are striving for. ‘Í Hálmstráið Held’ retains the atmosphere of our previous release, but sounds both more aggressive and melodic at the same time. We are taking things a step further and hope that you will join us!”
Farvegir Fyrndar will be unleashed in its entirety on November 10 on Season of Mist. You can pre-order it here.