MMMD – EGOISMO – album review



Antifrost Records

LP – CD – DL

A year on since dark drone duo MMMD released their last album, the soundtrack to folk-horror film ‘Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse’ they have returned with another chapter in their ‘endless path to consonance that the group pursues with ascetic discipline ‘. Fighting Boredom have been listening read what we think below.


The last MMMD album I reviewed was a soundtrack to a horror film and I listened to it in a dimly lit empty decaying brick factory on my own. This time I’m listening to this in the bright sunshine, there are people around me but to be completely honest I’m still terrified. To say that MMMD make atmospheric music is an immense understatement. The atmosphere they conjure with this sparse bass sound is unsettling to say the least. 

They create this with an electric double bass and a conventional bass, the notes are drawn out, slowly, ever so slowly and sparsely. Chants and bells appear through the soundscape but are drawn back behind the low bass drone. It brings images of cold, long ruined churches, of darkness falling in a vast impenetrable forest. Of funerals and mortality. 
As the album progresses the music becomes more beautiful, it’s emotional and soft. It could bring comfort to a fractured soul at the same time as making a listener very uncomfortable. It’s very subjective and I have no idea how anyone else will perceive it.
The image I have is of the duo playing in front of a red back lit stage all in black, barely moving, jut letting the music soak into the very fabric of the listeners soul.

MMMD’s website is, they are on Facebook and have a Bandcamp page.

All words by Adrian Bloxham

Adrian Bloxham

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