Danish black metal singer and Myrkur frontwoman Amalie Bruun has ruffled some feathers by infiltrating the male-dominated black metal genre, and reportedly has received some death threats simply based on the fact that she's a woman. Critics allege that she's destroying the genre. Bruun, who sings, screams, composes and plays as well (if not better) than the heaviest hitters to ever enter the Scandinavian black metal scene such as Darkthrone, Burzum, and Mayhem, has breathed new light into the dark, dismal industry, and some crybaby men just can't handle it.
Amalie Bruun. Amalie Bruun, frontwoman of Myrkur, has received death threats for simply being a woman in the male-dominated black metal genre. Critics are worried, evidently, that Bruun is destroying black metal.
No one opened the door for me. "No one entered the door for me. I had to let myself in," said Bruun. "There's something special about women in metal. I don't think there's anything scarier than a screaming woman."
Beautiful doesn't mean soft. Bruun is destroying stereotypes and breaking down walls. "I don't think that something has to be soft in order for it to be beautiful. Nature, for example, is beautiful, but it's harsh and it hits you."