Origin: Cracow, Poland  
Genres: Black Metal
Page online: August 19, 2017
Last update/review: August 19, 2017

Mgla

Mgla (Polish for "fog") was founded in 2000 and after a few EPs, began releasing full-length albums in 2008, by which time the present duo had solidified itself. Reviewed here is 2015's Exercises In Futility, the band's third album. Black metal has branched into several directions over the years, but that's not Mgla's forte -- they have more in common with the earlier, frosty Norse style (akin to, perhaps, Immortal at their prime) than the modern offshoots. That might imply a stale rehash, but Futility is anything but -- it's simply classic black metal done right, with just the right amount of ferocity and variance of pace to keep things right, with the added bonus of a proper production rather than the deliberately lo-fi recordings of the past. While Behemoth may still reign as Poland's most well-known black metal bands, Mgla is certainly giving them a run for their money.

Current Members

M. (Mikolaj Zentara)

vocals/guitars/bass (Kriegsmaschine)

Darkside (Maciej Kowalski)

drums (Crionics, Kriegsmaschine)

Former Members/Guests

Dariusz Piper

drums (ex-Kriegsmaschine)



Discography



Presence  EP
2006 N. Heritage
  1. Presence I
  2. Presence II
  3. Presence III
  • M.
  • Dariusz Piper



Mdlosci  EP
2006
  1. Mdlosci I
  2. Mdlosci II
  • M.
  • Darkside



Further Down The Nest  EP
2007
  1. Further Down the Nest I
  2. Further Down the Nest II
  • M.
  • Darkside



Mdlosci + Further Down The Nest  COMPILATION
2007 N. Heritage
  1. Mdlosci I
  2. Mdlosci II
  3. Further Down the Nest I
  4. Further Down the Nest II



Groza  
2008 N. Heritage
  1. Groza I
  2. Groza II
  3. Groza III
  4. Groza IV
  • M.
  • Darkside



With Hearts Toward None  
2012 N. Heritage
  1. With Hearts Toward None I
  2. With Hearts Toward None II
  3. With Hearts Toward None III
  4. With Hearts Toward None IV
  5. With Hearts Toward None V
  6. With Hearts Toward None VI
  7. With Hearts Toward None VII
  • M.
  • Darkside



Presence / Power And Will  COMPILATION
2013 N. Heritage
  1. Presence I
  2. Presence II
  3. Presence III
  4. Power and Will I
  5. Power and Will II
  6. Power and Will III
  7. Power and Will IV



Exercises In Futility  
2015 N. Heritage
  1. Exercises in Futility I
  2. Exercises in Futility II
  3. Exercises in Futility III
  4. Exercises in Futility IV
  5. Exercises in Futility V
  6. Exercises in Futility VI
  • M.
  • Darkside



Age Of Excuse  
2019 N. Heritage
  1. Age of Excuse I
  2. Age of Excuse II
  3. Age of Excuse III
  4. Age of Excuse IV
  5. Age of Excuse V
  6. Age of Excuse VI
  • M.
  • Darkside




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