Denmark is an oft–forgotten force in heavy music, but with Møl firmly at the forefront of their resurgence as a superpower in the genre, their creative surge is sure to catch more eyes. Even with in 2018 their debut Jord, it was clear that Møl meant business with an incredibly effervescent blend of post-black metal and blackgaze. What Jord set in motion has culminated in this year's Diorama, which has moved Møl up a division or two in both magnitude and quality.
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Mixing shoegaze and black metal isn't exactly new, with bands such as Alcest and Deafheaven capturing casual listeners. But even those juggernauts of the genre do not quite find the uncompromising balance of the two styles the same way Møldoes.