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THEMES FROM WILLIAM BLAKE'S THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL

Ulver

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.80 | 84 ratings

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aapatsos
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Prog Metal and Heavy Prog Teams
5 stars What a unique piece of music!!!

I remember reading a review of this album back in 1999, where the author claimed that it's a shame that this album has been released in December, because it will not have the chance to be in the top lists for 1998... and he was so right.

Ulver's early albums represented a mix of black metal with some melodic and experimental parts. I was not so impressed by this music I have to admit... Well, my view of them changed since I listened to this album. I did not know what to expect from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell but the title intrigued me as I had already read William Blake's masterpiece...

The result of Ulver's efforts is a combination of industrial music, ebm with lyrical sessions, dark vocals, and a 'devilish' atmosphere that throws you into the depths of the abyss... The narrators of Blake's lines are all astounding and if you are familiar with the book, you feel that this is the perfect way to transform it into music. The album includes a number of musical genres, from progressive to industrial, and from metal to electronica. All these blended together make a record that cannot be forgotten easily.

As you can understand, it is very hard to describe the album with words, just imagine Blake's TMOHAH narrated with the perfect musical background... I was expecting to hear a metal album when I bought this one, but the result was far from disappointing... Surprise!

Enough said, prepare to delve into the 'depths of hell'... A masterpiece of experimental music!

aapatsos | 5/5 |

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