Sólstafir – Silfur-Refur

There’s this Record Store Day vinyl special of the latest Sólstafir album with an unreleased B-side and it totally makes the whole record worth the mention. They say “Scorpion Moonrise was written in only one day, on which we also recorded the demo […] guest appearance by Hexvessel vocalist Mat “Kvohst” McNerney.” Stones, hammers, rocks.

Thy Catafalque – Sgùrr

Got hooked on this one for quite some days, terrific orchestration and blend of styles. Some electronic music styled beats, but acoustic instruments, then going deep ambient, dark textures and full-blown metal, always with a hint of folk. The mountain shape drawn by the length of the tracks is a nice subtle thing to discover. Totally surprising entry in my best of 2015 list.