This is the re-mastered 2019 version of the second album.
'Malum' is KVALVAAG's latest journey through the symphonic black metal cosmos. It contains KVALVAAG's trademark riffing and old school synth wrapped up in an ice cold sound.
The album was partly written and recorded between the summer of 2014 and the winter of 2016 at Kvalvaag Studios by Kvalvaag himself. The drums were recorded at Evil Octupus Studios, and the vocals were recorded at Ika Studios in Vormsund.
'Malum' was mixed & mastered by Bernt Sannerud at Ika Studios (The same procedure as with the 'Noema' album in 2014). The cover artwork is done by Khaos Diktator Design (Nordjevel, Svartelder etc).
The drums were performed by Telal (ex-Endezzma, Troll (Official), Astaroth, Sarpedon++) and additional clean vocals by Rammr (Elvarhøy, Jordskipstyrann).
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Interesting experimental black metal. The industrial and synth aspects don’t distract too much, because the blackened core remains throughout. There are a wide variety of musical elements on this album. It’s a fairly unique take on the genre. Good stuff. Metallurgical Fire
supported by 12 fans who also own “Malum | Remastered version MMXIX”
Good and very intense. I think the drums would have been better if they were mixed differently and less monotonous, but this was probably intentional. I just don’t care for the approach. Overall though the album is a crushing, atmospherically claustrophobic experience that I recommend. Metallurgical Fire
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 18, 2019