Sunday, 13 November 2011
BLUT AUS NORD - 777 The Desanctication (CD Review)
W.D. Feld (Drums/Electronics/Keyboards)
Vindsval began a solo project, under the name "Vlad", in 1994. He released two demos before changing the project's name to Blut aus Nord, before the release of 'Ultima Thulée' in 1995. The next three albums were recorded with the aid of session musicians.
The project's most critically acclaimed release is 'The Work Which Transforms God', a concept album which, in spite of being mostly instrumental with none of the lyrics made public, is meant to challenge the listener's prejudices and preconceptions about reality and various metaphysical subjects.
A personal faveourite is the EP ' Thematic Emanation Of Archetypal Multiplicity' released in 2005.
On their followup release, 2006's MoRT, Blut aus Nord moved even further away from
traditional black metal. The sound on MoRT is closer to avant-garde metal, comprising a
mixture of dark and surreal noises and sounds that create a disturbing and bleak atmosphere.
Blut aus Nord's 2007 album Odinist: The Destruction of Reason by Illumination (the subtitle being a quote from Aleister Crowley), was leaked to the Internet on September
10, 2007. While the album's superficial sound is similar to that of MoRT, the album demonstrates a return to more traditional black metal songwriting and structure.
The band may be French but the name "Blut aus Nord" translates from German as "Blood from
777 – The Desanctification is the eleventh full length album and has the release date of 11.11.11.
This album is nothing short of genious, that music of this quality and intelligence is being made at a time when most bands put out the same tired old crap is a testament to Vindsval's continued vision.
Bursts of black metal are blended with fantastic melodys, atmospheric aural landscapes, demonic vocals and superb musicianship.
RATING : 10/10
For Fans Of : Axis Of Perdition, Aborym, Cephelic Carnage, Celtic Frost, Tryptikon.