Mgla is the brainchild of Polish musician MikoÅ‚aj “M.” Å»entara who performs all vocals and every instrument except for drums (which are handled by Maciej “Darkside” Kowalski) on the band’s albums. Formed in Krakow in 2000 and bearing a moniker that means “fog” in Polish, the black metal unit has slowly built a rabid following in the underground scene over the last fifteen years. Their recorded output has emphasized quality over quantity seeing the release of only three full-length albums along with scattered demos and EPs.
2015 saw the release of Mgla’s most commercially and critically successful record to date. Landing at, or near the top of countless critic’s year end best of lists, Exercises In Futility is an epic masterpiece in six movements. Today’s Black Metal Friday track is the stunning album closer “Exercises In Futility VI.”
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