Expanding and improving upon every element, ‘Eight Ways’ is undoubtedly Madder Mortem’s greatest achievement. With the same stunning dynamics of all-out punchy riffs & catchy metal mixed with delicate beauty & avante-garde twists, these 12 songs deliver an emotional journey heightened by the stunning voice of singer Agnete Kirkevaag, alternating between haunting mellowness and sheer rage & frustration.
In the beginning Madder Mortem was formed in 1993 as Mystery Tribe, and recorded the demo 'Days in Sorrow'. The name was changed to Madder Mortem, and in January 1997, the MCD 'Misty Sleep' was recorded. The result was mailed around, Misanthropy Records reacted positively and the debut 'Mercury' (X-ray Studios) was released in February 1999. 'Mercury' was well received, but sadly, Misanthropy decided to close down, which left the Madders with neither company nor contract.