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Mgła - Exercises In Futility



8.9 | 537 votes |
Release date: 4 September 2015
Style: Black metal

Owners:

327 have it
40 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: 61

Additional info
Cover artwork made by the nineteenth century French illustrator Marcel Roux.

Guest review by
Alina Zia
Rating:
7.0
Exercises In Futility is purportedly Mgła's nonpareil album and has been dithyrambically eulogized. It has accresced the adulation of black metal's habitués over the years.

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published 05.05.2020 | Comments (21)

Guest review by
brimarsh
Rating:
9.7
After years of distancing myself from the black metal scene and community, my revisitations are brief and fleeting. I do not seek out new releases as fervently as I once did; old favorites have phased out of my habitual rotation, whether due to apathy or evolution of taste, I could not say. Yet, Mgła has remained a constant and daily indulgence. They're never further than the tip of my tongue in conversations of recommendations with the less initiated, yet open-minded pursuant of musicand I consider their entire discography to be of utmost importance in not only black metal, but in the entirety of metal's more extreme subsets.

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published 28.08.2020 | Comments (24)

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12.12.2019 - 17:27
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Yes this band delivers some of the best standard black metal in the business right now.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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12.12.2019 - 17:43
Mercurial

UADA exists, so Mgla might as well not.
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12.12.2019 - 18:07
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Mercurial on 12.12.2019 at 17:43

UADA exists, so Mgla might as well not.

I find it strange that you enjoy UADA with this much disdain for Mgla, they're very similar IMO. Mgla has better guitar tone/atmosphere IMO. Weird coincidence too as I am just about finished my first play through of "Cult Of A Dying Sun".
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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12.12.2019 - 19:10
Rating: 9
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Mercurial on 12.12.2019 at 17:43

UADA exists, so Mgla might as well not.

I curse your entire bloodline
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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12.12.2019 - 22:26
nikarg
Mod
Written by Mercurial on 12.12.2019 at 17:43

UADA exists, so Mgla might as well not.

Uada wouldn't exist, had it not been for Mgla. Nothing wrong with Uada (apart from the fact that they are hipster wimps), but it's like saying that Barren Earth exists, so Opeth might as well not.
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13.12.2019 - 03:11
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Seen Uada a couple of times live, and my God are they boring and like Nikarg said "hipster wimps" Mgla is so much more riveting both live and on album.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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13.12.2019 - 04:47
Mercurial

The important thing is Mgla doesn't need to exist because UADA are better, folks. With it, you need to deal.
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14.12.2019 - 15:21
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Written by Mercurial on 13.12.2019 at 04:47

The important thing is Mgla doesn't need to exist because UADA are better, folks. With it, you need to deal.

Nope. Uada is still very good tho
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14.12.2019 - 17:01
Mercurial

When boomers and millennials collide.
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14.12.2019 - 20:50
Zap

I don't care about either band.
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15.12.2019 - 08:17
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Guest on 14.12.2019 at 16:50

So hipsters are so ugly and bad these days that you guys prefer upper middle aged, probably 55+, polish nazis?

Yes.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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15.12.2019 - 21:27
The Witchfinder
Account deleted
Written by Zap on 14.12.2019 at 20:50

I don't care about either band.

We're the true winners here.
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22.12.2019 - 16:30
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Zap on 14.12.2019 at 20:50

I don't care about either band.


Somehow later generation Polish BM bands as this, Babuska, Arkona , Cultes Des Ghoules, Plagla and Furuia never cached me. I prefer Iceland in that case
Lux Occulta, Vesania, Blaze Of Perdition, Thy Worshiper, Slavland are diferent story, I prefer Polish BM from mid and late 90's even I hate behemoth whit big passion, but respect narger work and attitude, but love his solo project
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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04.05.2020 - 23:55
Rating: 10
Melkor

Masterpiece. recommended to everyone whos into metal. the drumming, the transitions, the riffs all make it the best album by this ever promising band!
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02.04.2021 - 14:56
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
This has to be easily the best black metal album in years Imo, it has everything that makes a black metal masterpiece, those quality hypnotic riffs that have alot of melody to them, like the early 90's black metal scene, it has the right blend of heaviness and the right mid tempo pace throughout, and the drumming is very good and consistent, the vocals are nothing special but no real concern, because the album stays consistent and excellent all the way through. This is definitely one of the best black metal bands around right now, and with so much potential.
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27.06.2021 - 12:16
Rating: 9
WizardSlayer99

Reminds me kinda of Dissection.
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04.01.2022 - 21:44
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

It never ceases to amaze me how talented songwriters and musicians these guys actually are. Despite being rather simple and straightforward musicwise there really are many interesting things happening here, like the drummer making it sound like he has multiple extra limbs for example, that's some crazy skill right there. But then again there's amazing atmosphere and tensionbuilding, great use of repetition... just all around killer stuff.
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You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
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17.04.2022 - 12:36
Rating: 9
ikakoika

I think the best black metal album, of the last decade.
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04.05.2022 - 12:14
Rating: 10
Jack_Torrance

I think this might be the best black metal album of all time!
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15.05.2022 - 21:04
Rating: 10
Jack_Torrance

Written by Jack_Torrance on 04.05.2022 at 12:14

I think this might be the best black metal album of all time!

This or Paracletus
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15.05.2022 - 23:03
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Jack_Torrance on 15.05.2022 at 21:04

This or Paracletus

Have you listened to “The Tenth Sub Level Of Suicide” by Leviathan? That’s my favourite black metal album of all time.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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16.05.2022 - 00:48
Rating: 10
Jack_Torrance

No I have not but thanks for the recommendation, I will check it out at some point.
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