There are a lot of ways to show devotion to classic second-wave black metal. Denmark’s Genfærd does it the best way, through excellent songwriting, catchy melodic riffs and thrillingly harsh vocals. The band’s 2015 self-titled debut album was a treasure trove of melancholy guitars and evocative compositions that recalled the work of bands like Gorgoroth, Throne of Ahaz, Blodsrit and other past greats.
But the band works their influences in a way that doesn’t make them sound like a tribute act or a rehash. And on the band’s new song, “Hævnen,” Genfærd takes their sound a blends a new progressive edge to express “revenge, betrayal, strife and upheaval of life.” The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Blodhævnn,” due out in the new year.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, that is Maxime Taccardi’s artwork on the cover, drawn using Maxime’s own blood. Go blood or go home, amirite???
Check out the new song below: