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




Post Rock/Math rock

3.84 | 125 ratings

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5 stars Blood red and bible black

Dark, but in contrast to heavy, tribal dark, scary electronic dark, red and dark. Blood red and bible black. Pulsating dark. Coral at times, yet still dark. Ambient at times but with a lot of Industrial disturbance to never make it soft. Allways pressing, pushing, constantly changing.

There is no doubt a story in this, about life and death, heaven and hell, but its not for me to try and fully understand, I only listen to it as music. Very good music it is indeed. And the constant changes keep me at my toes all the time.

The Ulver masterpiece, epic music at its best. Progressive in every sence of the word. Still not anything similar to what is normaly considered the prog. masterpieces. This is very modern music, talking advantage of many elements from electronic music, rhythm as well as sounds. They are at this point more avant-garde than they have ever been before, and so far (2012) they have not made anything as extreme, as complex, as experimental, as this. Only warning I have got, is that those who found Ulver looking for black metal, may be a bit off the road, at this point Ulver has changed dramaticly, and have very few metal elements left in their music. The few they have got would be more in line with Industrial rock, than Black metal. In my view they have changed into something even stronger, but im sure some would say "they lost it".

This is a masterpiece in modern prog, and personaly I will give it 5 stars. But its not an easy album, and You should be into experimental music, or at least go into this with a very open mind, or you may well have a hard time getting through this +100 min. mindblower.

tamijo | 5/5 |


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