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Ulver - Themes From William Blake's The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell CD (album) cover




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Kill Fede
5 stars Despite "William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" is one of my preferite poems by a great english visionary poet,i was very far to imagine that three norwegians could done a musical adaptation like this.I can explain my opinion about in two words.Absurd release.In a better way,this opera has become one of my ten all-time preferred albums,together De-Loused in the Comatorium by THE MARS VOLTA,and the Downward Spiral by NINE INCHE NAILS.But this'not important.This opera can classified like experimental Progressive Industrial Music,like a good prog reviewer suggested in the first review of this album,and this follows exactly the original lines of the poem,without personal lyrics by the musicians.Infact the pure genius and the true power are hidden between the two discs,underform of merciless industrial detours,soft medieval guitar's arpeggios(track 5 1cd),distorted hammerings(track 7 1cd),beautiful dreamy synth lullabies (track 2 2cd) and an incredible kick-a** industrial masterpiece like the first song of the 2nd cd (A Memorable Fancy Plates 17-20) with the ipnotic alarm noise omnipresent during all this composition.I recommend to begin with the first cd,listening the first five tracks without pauses,and so after a little break restart with the 6-7-8-9- 10-11 and in the end jump the 12 track,that's only silence and some radio noises,directly to the last track,that's remember me the rhythm of Pluto,by BJORK.

The 2nd cd:here comes the big thing, in the 2nd act of this magnificent opera are present the highlights.The first track, A Memorable Fancy Plates 17-20,is one of the most aggressive,beautiful and well-created industrial song that i have ever heard during my lifetime.The great alarm that you can hear at the beginning is the ice on the cake,however this song alternate razorblade metal riffs with electronic samplings and great altered voice vocalizes.The Ramhead of the disc.And in the end we arrive to another great composition,the last track,a Song of Liberty Plates 25-27.This piece features the collaborations of Ihsahn, Samoth and Fenriz,three titans of black metal.And the voice of this singers make this piece unique.An unique industrial-dada- metal piece that i listen every day from the buying of this album.

And you follow the example: if you like Metal;Experimental,Industrial and of course William Blake,Don't miss this release.A one of a kind disc.Absolutely essential.

Kill Fede | 5/5 |


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