Canadian chamber folk trio MUSK OX will host a Gimme Metal guest DJ special this Saturday, November 13th at 3:00pm ET /12:00pm PT. Don’t miss it! Visit gimmemetal.com and join the band in the live chat!
MUSK OX released their critically adored Inheritance full-length in July. Containing some of the group’s most ambitious as well as intimate material, Inheritance is a cathartic collection where wordless hymns of worry and wonder form the stirring soundtrack to an uncertain age of reckoning, reflection, and resilience.
Inheritance comes seven years since MUSK OX‘s acclaimed Woodfall full-length. Despite the long wait between albums however, the musicians within MUSK OX have remained prolific. Since 2014, MUSK OX classical guitarist Nathanael Larochette released a solo double album, a collaboration with poet Conyer Clayton, and two acclaimed full-lengths with the instrumental chamber metal quartet The Night Watch, of which MUSK OX violinist Evan Runge is also a member, while cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne’s staggering output saw the debut release of the haunting cello/voice project The Visit, three improvised world music albums with the duo Kamancello, a stunning solo album and three full-length records with Norwegian prog masters Leprous as well as continuous appearances as a session musician.
Inheritance is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find ordering options at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full.
“…a purgative monolith which speaks volumes – ineffable, anthemic volumes. The breadth and nuance of this whole affair is breathtaking to say the least, while the rich, poignant, and full-bodied string of sound which radiates outwards from it is simply awe-inspiring.” – Everything Is Noise
“There’s nothing precisely metal happening on Inheritance, but it’s exactly the kind of instrumental folk/classical music that tends to get open-minded black metal fans excited. MUSK OX have opened for both Agalloch and Wardruna, which should give you a pretty good idea of where to file them. If you love slow-building, atmospheric, nature-evoking black metal, but don’t always actually want to hear the black metal parts, Inheritance is for you.” – Decibel Magazine
“MUSK OX… melds the worlds of extreme metal antics with progressive rock scope and chamber music execution.” – Invisible Oranges
“MUSK OX plays a gorgeous, evocative, contemplative instrumental chamber folk music. Never hurried, Inheritance picks up themes and melodies, explores variations, flows into new ones, and circles around to re-reference them again. At times wistful, at times insistent, the three instruments balance and play off each other, sometimes sharing melodies, sometimes in counterpoint… Beautiful, confident, and rewarding, Inheritance is a quiet triumph.” – Angry Metal Guy
“…a gorgeous dose of instrumental chamber folk…” – BrooklynVegan
“A breathtaking return from Canada’s finest dark folk act that makes one thing especially clear: Woodfall was no fluke. MUSK OX are masters of the craft.” – Sputnik Music
“A wonderfully enigmatic, totally captivating album and one that, for me, works best as a continuous listen.” – The Progressive Aspect
“…one of the most unique and exciting albums so far this year.” – Distorted Sound