Mgła - Exercises In Futility



8.8 | 370 votes |
Release date: 4 September 2015
Style: Black metal

Owners:

238 have it
33 want it


01. Exercises In Futility I
02. Exercises In Futility II
03. Exercises In Futility III
04. Exercises In Futility IV
05. Exercises In Futility V
06. Exercises In Futility VI

The Best Black Metal Album Of 2015
Top 20 albums of 2015: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 148

Found in 39 lists
Top lists



Comments page 3 / 3

Comments: 90   [ 1 ignored ]   Visited by: 967 users
01.03.2016 - 22:58
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.03.2016 at 22:53

What is with black metal and non-existent bass.

You might like Wormlust
Loading...
01.03.2016 - 22:59
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 01.03.2016 at 22:58

You might like Wormlust

On it.
----
rekt
Loading...
01.03.2016 - 23:01
Rating: 6
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
"fluffy" heh?
I'm gonna use that to describe sounds on my future reviews
----
2016 - 2017
2018 - 2019
Loading...
01.03.2016 - 23:05
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Karlabos on 01.03.2016 at 23:01

"fluffy" heh?
I'm gonna use that to describe sounds on my future reviews

It's lighter than one of my feathered pillows lol.
----
rekt
Loading...
01.03.2016 - 23:11
no one
Account deleted
Not enough psychedallic blackened trendcore
Loading...
02.03.2016 - 14:13
Rating: 10
K|ng
Maybe this video helps you to feel the sick atmosphere that this album produce so nicely. The repeated riffs that you saying that makes you bored, are actually the most usefull tool to reach this atmosphere approach. On 06.00 minute of this video is the absolute perfection of how horrifying sickness can be produced so damn well. If you cannot feel it, you propably ain't gonna like this album. It's the personal taste that makes the difference after all.

Loading...
03.03.2016 - 23:06
no one
Account deleted
K i'm going to give it another point after another listen, simply because i understand more why people would like it. But its just not my style, a bit too uplifting maybe
Loading...
03.03.2016 - 23:26
Rating: 6
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Guest on 03.03.2016 at 23:06

K i'm going to give it another point after another listen, simply because i understand more why people would like it. But its just not my style, a bit too uplifting maybe

too "fluffy"?
----
2016 - 2017
2018 - 2019
Loading...
04.03.2016 - 01:17
no one
Account deleted
Written by Karlabos on 03.03.2016 at 23:26

Written by Guest on 03.03.2016 at 23:06

K i'm going to give it another point after another listen, simply because i understand more why people would like it. But its just not my style, a bit too uplifting maybe

too "fluffy"?

Too cute and fluffy
Loading...
09.03.2016 - 23:09
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.03.2016 at 22:53

What is with black metal and non-existent bass. This sound is way to "fluffy". I like the riffs and melodies but there just isn't enough "oomph".

Someone needs a little Oranssi Pazuzu in their life
----
Life was a commercial for itself, endlessly replayed.
Nothing changed, it just spread out farther and farther in the form of neon ooze.
Loading...
26.03.2016 - 13:40
Fallen Ghost
Craft Beer Geek
Friggin excellent album, going to buy this. Actually one of the best black metal albums I've ever heard! Also, that riff in song number 5, holy shit I lose my mind everytime I listen to it!
Loading...
10.06.2016 - 16:18
Rating: 10
Copernicus
I'm addicted to this album
Loading...
10.06.2016 - 17:33
LuciferOfGayness
Account deleted
Written by Copernicus on 10.06.2016 at 16:18

I'm addicted to this album

Dont worry, it will wear off.
Loading...
27.07.2016 - 03:10
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Decent/average black metal. Was fun enough to listen to, but didn't blow my mind.
----
Loading...
27.07.2016 - 13:04
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Mgla's popularity: black metal's biggest mystery.
Loading...
27.07.2016 - 13:56
Rating: 8
Paź
ex-News Man
Written by Guest on 27.07.2016 at 13:04

Mgla's popularity: black metal's biggest mystery.

Yeah, even M. himself is surprised at how far things have gone
Loading...
27.07.2016 - 13:58
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
I feel like something must have happened at some point to warrant it. Even if they were really good I would still be surprised at their fame. If one of the members had murdered Erik Danielsson or something I could understand it all but they don't seem to be a newsworthy band as such.
Loading...
02.10.2016 - 19:39
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Pretty meh album. Vocals are terrible.
----
Written by Bad English on 02.07.2014 at 22:27

I never will change I will die as I am
Loading...
13.10.2016 - 00:14
Bekolata
Written by Guest on 27.07.2016 at 13:58

I feel like something must have happened at some point to warrant it. Even if they were really good I would still be surprised at their fame. If one of the members had murdered Erik Danielsson or something I could understand it all but they don't seem to be a newsworthy band as such.


I guess the main reason behind this hype is that so many people are sick of listening to shoegaze/ambient shit under the name of black metal. Mgla do not try spectacular/innovative things in their music, instead they just focus on "trve black metal ist krieg!!!" thing which is very rare in recent years. The same argument can also be said for Inquisition; their songs are direct and have little variation yet so catchy in a way.
Loading...
07.12.2016 - 10:14
Rating: 9
cobrapel
Concept One
Simply, people likes good music
Loading...
22.12.2016 - 21:35
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by Guest on 27.07.2016 at 13:58

If one of the members had murdered Erik Danielsson...

One can only hope
(I actually don't know if he's all that bad of a guy, but from his interviews he seems like a self-important schlong-head, which is incredible seeing as how he's from a very average black metal band)
----
Loading...
10.03.2017 - 12:52
Rating: 10
I don't listen BM but this is gold. I listen hard rock, nu metal, heavy, progressive but this cd is my one of the best ever. I did not know what was going on when I listened to this album. I was shocked that this is such a good. Azazing band. And that drums. Maciej "Darkside" Kowalski destroyed my brain. Good job!!!
Loading...
02.10.2017 - 09:01
BetulaObscura
Very good album!! I would say: one of the classical BM releases. It reminds me the best Norwegian BM style and mood like early Ulver, Darkthrone or Burzum. It is dark and raw and it contains lots of melodies at the same time. It is more complex than it seems for the first time. Impressive stuff!
Loading...
17.06.2018 - 21:33
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
----
Take off those stupid glasses and kiss me
Loading...
19.07.2018 - 16:36
Rating: 8
musclassia
Exercises in Futility IV is pretty great. Overall it's a lot better than I remember it being, but it's still a bit surprising it exploded to the extent it did. I guess it's pretty accessible for BM and does things pretty much by the book
Loading...
02.04.2019 - 21:02
Rating: 7
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Eh, it's fine.
Yes, it took me aeons to give this album a proper listening. It's nothing more than "good" black metal. By the numbers but very solid. Life they are pretty great though.
----
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
Loading...
29.04.2019 - 10:58
Rating: 9
Stormm
This album is massive! Yeah, there's nothing progressive. Mgla's music is following black metal standards, but this is not about those things, it's about overall atmosphere. And overall feel is almost horrific, but with magnetic power. With really great lyrics. Nihilistic essence without embellishment, nothing pandering what can make it all easier for a listener. For me Exercises In Futility V is best for sure. Ending is like slithering to a black hole of emptiness. And With Hearts Towards None VII best song from Mgla.
Loading...
18.06.2019 - 07:23
Rating: 10
Absinthe
I'm only surprised about this album having such a broad appeal that extends beyond black metal. Within black metal itself, this is one of the greatest albums of the last ten years or so. Its atmosphere, clearly, but also the melodicism too; it's quite a melodic album to listen to and experience.

What not many people bother to mention are the incredible lyrics. They're philosophical, unique and just bizarre enough to hold the attention in their own right. Combined with the music it's a knock-out blow.

One other thing that surprises me is that there are people out there who feel that it's mediocre... I couldn't think of anything less mediocre.
Loading...
28.08.2019 - 22:19
Rating: 8
Paź
ex-News Man
Hell, if you know a better drummer, please give me a name!



Loading...
02.10.2019 - 15:28
milenkovic
Loading...

Hits total: 16537 | This month: 112