From Svartidauði to Sólstafir, Iceland’s metal scene likes to do things a bit differently. Although a small and isolated place, Iceland clearly has something in the water because it pumps out quality music at an alarming rate. Misþyrming (Icelandic for “Mistreatment”), sharing the experimental edge Icelandic music is often known for, has created one hell of a listening experience by placing one foot in the orthodox with the other drifting into much stranger territory. The urgent assault of creeping black metal is made all the better by being bolstered with horrific atmospheric weirdness. The creaky rawness of the black metal feels like lava pouring into the rusty gates of hell!