Pelican has some of my favourite drumming precisely because of how sluggish it is. It's like the scene in King Kong when the T. Rex falls down the ravine and lands in the swamp at the bottom, breaking at least one of its legs in the process, but then still gets up and lurches determinately towards Naomi Watts anyway, like some half-formed ball of teeth; that's what Pelican drumming sounds like to me. It's great, I love it
I haven't listened to this new Myrkur yet and I'll get on it. I liked the old one, but it was basically Bergtatt with a female vocalist, that's the only thing that bothered me.
I had never heard of mamaleek but I'm really digging it. I searched for this thread because I wanted some black metal to do homework to. Listening to their last album, it isn't what I was looking for but I'm loving it anyway.