Sagor Som Leder Mot Slutet – III

This Malmo, Sweden band made quite an impact on me with their 2018 record entitled, as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, II, which was a strong showcase for their dark and stormy fusion of post-metal heaviness and post-rock melody. Their new one delivers as you’d expect, again characterized by a seething darkness, but not defined by it. It’s brimming with lengthy compositions that can often present as grim and imposing, although once you tunnel into the dense outer layers you’ll find there’s plenty of heart and intimacy striking a balance with the shadows. They’re currently coming off of a dunk!festival performance that apparently made a huge impression on audience members, and it’s not hard to see why once you start working your way through this record, which finds an impressive crossroads of fury, melancholy, and beauty.