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Experimental/Post Metal • Norway


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Often described simply as "unclassifiable", Norway's THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL operated with Progressive Doom waters for their first releases but would soon introduce more cultured Folk influences, becoming a clear exponent of Nordic Prog Metal. Latter recordings would be predominantly acoustic in nature shedding the greater degree of formative Metal leanings.

THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL was founded in 1993 by vocalist Kari Rueslatten. Following the 1994 "Tears Laid In Earth" album Rueslatten departed for a solo career. The singer would also front the project STORM alongside Fenriz of DARKTHRONE and Satyr from SATYRICON for the "Nordavind" album. Since going solo, Rueslatten has enjoyed measurable commercial success.

Ruselatten was replaced by in THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL by Anne-Marie Edvardsen who debuted on the 1995 mini album offering "Nightswan". Following this release all remained quiet on the band front. Edvardsen would in fact depart to forge the experimental Metal band TACTILE GEMMA, a union with multi-instrumentalist Rune Sörgård and and sibling Monika Edvardsen of the equally renowned ATROX. TACTILE GEMMA debuted in November 2001 with an eponymous album.

Guitarist Trond Engrum and drummer Rune Hoemsnes busied themselves with a Hard Rock side project dubbed KANE. In May of 1999 bassist Bernt Rundberget would also make his exit to concentrate on studies. His position was duly filled by Eirik of HEDGE HOG as THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL geared up for a 2002 album 'Memoirs'. Throughout September and October of 2002 the band toured Germany on a package billing in alliance with THE LOVELESS, AUTUMNBLAZE and EWIGHEIM.

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3.54 | 32 ratings
Tears Laid in Earth
1994
4.10 | 32 ratings
Painting on Glass
1996
3.60 | 19 ratings
In This Room
1997
2.50 | 15 ratings
Memoirs
2002

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1.86 | 7 ratings
Project Bluebook
2005

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0.00 | 0 ratings
The 3rd and the Mortal demo MC
1993
2.55 | 10 ratings
Sorrow
1994
2.38 | 7 ratings
Nightswan
1995
3.50 | 4 ratings
Stream
1996
3.79 | 5 ratings
EPs And Rarities
2004

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 Painting on Glass  by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.10 | 32 ratings

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Painting on Glass
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Warthur
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4 stars At this point, 3rd and the Mortal had only the faintest connection with the style of gothic metal they had helped to inaugurate with their debut - oh, the female vocals, doomy riffs and other hallmarks of the genre are still there, but they're just one feature of a much more diverse smorgasboard of ingredients. Crammed with sonic experimentations and ambient textures, at points the album is reminiscent of the jazz-tinged soundscapes of the early post-rock scene, though 3rd and the Mortal have a very different approach to taking on those influences than exhibited by many subsequent post-metal bands. On the whole, this is gothic metal gone deliriously avant-garde, creating a brilliantly original sound in the process.

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 In This Room by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.60 | 19 ratings

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In This Room
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars In my opinion you can't go wrong with any of THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL's first three albums. I would call this one ("In This Room") their most adventerous and experimental of the three.They keep the mood melancholic throughout but they offer up more variety on this album within that dark mood. There's even some avant moments on here amongst all the atmosphere.

"Stream" opens with atmosphere that builds as the vocals join in.The vocals are passionate after a minute then it all settles back before kicking back in late to end it. "Monody" features drums to start that are replaced by atmosphere quickly. Drums and bass then arrive then vocal melodies.This is very atmospheric. "Sopure" has a beat with bass as reserved vocals join in. Piano after 2 1/2 minutes and an electronic vibe. "The Wooden Lodge" is spacey and atmospheric throughout. Cool tune. "Sophisticated Vampires" is different with those angular guitar melodies along with a beat and vocals.Vocal melodies 2 1/2 minutes in are deranged sounding as the angular guitar continues.

"Harvest" is piano and vocal led in a melancholic mood. It picks up before 1 1/2 minutes with atmosphere. Great sound ! Then back to the previous soundscape. "Did You" features atmosphere and theatrical vocals then it changes 3 minutes in as it kicks in with some heaviness. She's screaming in the background. Excellent. "Myriad Of Peep-Holes" opens with static and faint spoken words as reserved vocals join in.Vocal melodies 2 minutes in then the vocals return. It ends with the static and faint spoken words.

The next three tracks are incredible."Sort Of Invisible" opens with piano and a lush sound. Vocals before a minute. A calm before 3 minutes as the vocals stop. Faint spoken words join in then it kicks back in. Great sound ! "A Touch Of..." has this haunting atmosphere. It kicks in after 2 1/2 minutes with bass and drums.Vocal melodies continue to come and go.This is great ! "Hollow" has this creepy and dark intro as drums join in. Guitar before 1 1/2 minutes then vocal melodies.It all stops and turns experimental 2 1/2 minutes in. It's building as insane vocal melodies join in. "The Barge" is mostly piano and atmosphere. "Sleep" features piano as reserved vocals join in. Synths then guitar after 3 minutes as the vocals stop breifly.

I think it's commendable that they've tried to shake things up a bit here.They took some chances and for the most part this is a success.

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 Tears Laid in Earth  by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.54 | 32 ratings

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Tears Laid in Earth
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is the first full length album from Norway's THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL. And what an influencial album it is. Many, many bands point to this group and in particular this album released in 1994 as an inspiration. It's gloomy, dark and often slow moving while being filled with atmosphere. Gothic with female vocals. And I agree with Torodd that bands like NIGHTWISH could only dream about being this good.

"Vandring" is basically Kari singing solo throughout in a reserved manner. A short intro track. "Why So Lonely" sounds great in contrast to the intro track because it kicks in with drums and guitar that create a good heavy sound. It settles with vocals before a minute as contrasts continue. Excellent tune. "Atupoema" sounds really good.This is dark and laid back with vocals. I like the bass here.The guitars grind away after 4 minutes to end it. "Death Hymn" is a top three tune for me. An intense intro gives way to a calm around a minute that sounds so good.Vocals 1 1/2 minutes in are relaxed.The contrasts between the laid back and heavier passages continue.The vocal melodies and male spoken words 7 minutes in are cool. "Shaman" is my second favourite song on here.The drums and vocal melodies sound great to start out.The guitar replaces the vocals but she's back again at 1 1/2 minutes. How good is this ! "Trial Of Past" opens with gentle guitar but it turns heavy quickly. Nice. It's even heavier before 3 minutes.This is moving for me as well.

"Lengsel" is bass and reserved vocals only. A short piece. "Salva Me" kicks in hard rather quickly then it settles after 1 1/2 minutes and the vocals join in. "Song" opens with drums and atmosphere. Fragile vocals before 3 minutes as it calms right down. It picks up before 5 minutes as the vocals continue but here they are more passionate. "In Mist Shrouded" sounds amazing 1 1/2 minutes in then the vocals return. It's heavier after 2 1/2 minutes. Killer stuff as the tempo continues to shift. "Oceana" is the over 18 minute closer. My favourite. It opens with the sounds of waves before atmosphere takes over.Vocal melodies before 1 1/2 minutes as drums, bass and guitar join in. It's building. Some riffing before 3 minutes then it settles back as vocals continue. I like when the vocals stop after 5 1/2 minutes and this guitar comes in tastefully.Vocals are back then we get intricate guitar only after 7 minutes before the heaviness kicks in. Hell yeah ! It settles back then the vocals return before 9 1/2 minutes. It's heavy again a minute later then a spacey calm arrives. Almost spoken vocals come and go. It's heavy again 13 1/2 minutes in. Nice. And this continues with no vocals until 16 1/2 minutes in when the waves return and take over.Vocal expressions end it.

I can't get over that last song, but hey the whole album is incredible and a solid 4 star rating.

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 Painting on Glass  by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.10 | 32 ratings

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Painting on Glass
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This Norwegian band are known for being the first to play that doomy, atmospheric style of music with a female vocalist. Bands like THE GATHERING, NIGHTWISH and many more have been inspired by their debut "Tears Laid In Earth". This is their second studio album and their first with Ann-Mari Edvardsen on vocals after Kari left to pursue a solo career. I must say that Experimental / Post Metal is one of my favourite genres. Not a lot in the way of metal here though as the band really lays down some atmospheric soundscapes that are so inspiring.

"Magma" features these industrial-like sounds as drums join in around a minute banging slowly. Vocals before 2 minutes join in.Trombone after 2 1/2 minutes. Cool song. "Commemoration" opens with gentle trombone and some noises. It kicks in heavily after a minute and vocal melodies join in. Amazing sound as mellotron also blows in. Drums become prominant 2 1/2 minutes in with the guitars playing over top. Vocals are back 4 minutes in. Incredible track ! "Crystal Orchids" is mellow with soprano vocals throughout. "Persistant And Fleeting" is another favourite of mine. It opens with female vocal expressions that sound other-worldly. The music kicks in after a minute and i'm really reminded of THE GATHERING. The guitar is so tasteful before 5 minutes as it goes on and on. "White Waters" is brighter sounding with heavy drums. "Aurora Borealis" is the shortest song at 1 1/2 minutes. It's basically a spacey soundscape. "Dreamscapes" has this killer intro then it settles right down with piano only. Reserved vocals come in. A heavier sound comes in a minute later with some nice guitar. Excellent track. "Aurora Australis" has this haunting atmosphere then we get some loud but slow drumming later.

"Azure" is such an impressive soundscape that is powerful and dark. That has to be mellotron. "Veiled Exposure" is slow moving with lots of bottom end and vocals. The guitar sounds great before 4 minutes. Just screaming. Waves of sound after 5 minutes. "Stairs" has this melody that slowly swirls in a powerful atmosphere. The music then stops late and you can hear someone walking up the stairs then opening a door. "Eat The Distance" has some interesting sounds on it including Didjeridoo. Just listen. Vocal sounds join in around 2 1/2 minutes. "Vavonia Part II" kicks in with a full sound before a minute. The mood continues to change until acoustic guitar comes in after 3 minutes. Vocals 4 minutes in. Vocal melodies 6 minutes in. "Horizons" is a soothing song to end the album. Acoustic guitar and synths are joined by vocals after 2 1/2 minutes. Beautiful !

Easily 4 stars. Music to drift far away in.

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 Sorrow by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1994
2.55 | 10 ratings

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Sorrow
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by toroddfuglesteg

3 stars The debut recording from this band. It detonated like a bomb on the scene when it was released. Oh, those memories. I was there. This EP made me feel alive and in the middle of something very special. I went to their gig with Carpathian Full Moon and I witnessed this band live. I spoke to Kari Rueslåtten. I was there. I was a fan. I was doing reviews for some magazines.

........maybe I am still a fan. Or maybe not. A lot of things has happend since the release of this EP. The band went off into the big wide universe like a rocket, imploded and then fell back to earth. Tragic. Stupid.

The EP starts with the good prog-doom track Grevinnens Bønn, which is a good track. The best track on this EP in fact. It builds up with guitars, Kari takes over and then the guitars goes into a crescendo. I have missed this track during the ten years long break from this EP. Sorrow is next track out and it is an overkill by Kari again. In retrospective, Kari's voice was far too powerful on both this EP and the Tears Laid In Earth album. The band became kind of Kari Rueslaatten & The Third And The Mortal during the two records with Kari. Anyway; the track Sorrow is Kari's vocals with an accoustic guitar. Nothing else. Good song, but I feel Kari kind of overpronounce the words on this song. Ring Of Fire is very good and Kari Rueslaatten & The Third And The Mortal finally gets the balance between vocals and the other instruments right. Silently I Surrender is not their greatest moment. It is a kind of attempt of doing a complex song. The intro is good with tonnes of heavy guitars, the balance between vocals and instruments is about right, but the song is running out of steam half way through and looses the plot halfway through when Kari takes over. No criticism of her, but the song let's her down here. Some good vocal harmonies though and a good piece of guitar before the accoustic guitar part kick the song into the long grass.

I still think this is a good EP. I cannot give it 4 stars, but it deserves 3 stars.

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 Tears Laid in Earth  by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.54 | 32 ratings

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Tears Laid in Earth
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by toroddfuglesteg

4 stars I have always regarded this album as one of the best albums ever released by a Norwegian band. Until I picked this album up again, that is.............. This album, and the Tragedies album by Funeral (released on my record label, I must confess), very much started the whole female vox goth/doom metal scene. So much that the guys and the girl in the horrible Nightwish left their chess boards and took up instruments instead. The same goes for countless other acts. When Nightwish cashed in, the originators lost out and became a forgotten band. This due to some commercial issues with the band and their record label.

The music, then........... I have been listening to this records perhaps hundreds of time. Even when this band went public and called me a headcase (which did hurt !!......... although what they said back in 1995 is true), I was still listening to this album. Me and The 3rd And The Mortal is not on speaking terms and will never ever be on speaking terms, I guess. So to preserve my dignity; here comes a hatchet job and a return of the compliments paid by the band.

Well, not really......... I got the album the day it was released and back then; I thought it was the second coming of Jesus Christ. But almost 16 years later, I can see that this album has some flaws. Mainly the vocals being far too much in the front of the mix. Kari Rueslaatten have a nice voice, but it is simply to overpowering on this album. The rest of the instruments and the sound is somewhere between a chamber orchestra, a jazz-band, a rock band and a doom metal band. This album includes a lot of influences. But the vocals are strangling these elements. The album sounds a bit dated and under-produced today. It sounds like a low-budget recording (which in fact it is).

The songs....... I really like them. Maybe because I have been listening too much to this album. I think they were innovative back in 1993. I still think they are good. I think the songs is the proto-type of what we can call Norwegian melancholia. The cover art really describe this album very well. Not much joy here, although it is not as dark as the other masterpiece from that era; Funeral's Tragedies. I really like this album a lot and it is probably on my desert islands discs list. Therefore; I disagree with everyone else and gives it four points.

On a final note: I think it is a great, great shame that this band never really made it like Dimmu Borgir and Satyricon did. In the history of the Norwegian metal scene; this is the greatest injustice of them all.

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 Painting on Glass  by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Studio Album, 1996
4.10 | 32 ratings

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Painting on Glass
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by BobFrank

5 stars Where's the metal?

I'd go as far as to say that this is ambient, atmospheric music with the smallest hint of metal, mainly earlier on in the album. Unlike other bands of the genre, however, it doesn't meander; it has a definite and enjoyable rhythm or melody all throughout.

If you're looking for something original and genuinely beautiful, you must get this album.

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 In This Room by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.60 | 19 ratings

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In This Room
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by ClemofNazareth
Special Collaborator Prog Folk Researcher

3 stars This is very much a transitional album for the 3rd and the Mortal. The ponderous and boring doom metal focus seems to be completely gone at this point; in fact, the metal part as a whole seems to be gone. The band would eventually release ‘Projekt Bluebook’, a weird kind of electronica-meets-fusion thing that falls rather flat in my opinion.

But this album managed to combine the best (such as there was) of the early Mortal metal with the digifusion band they would become in the 21st century. And that makes for a very surprisingly decent album. Not surprising for their fans I suppose, but I have never been one of those fans. I started listening to the 3rd and the Mortal because I have a friend who lives alone, plays a lot of this kind of depressing Nordic stuff, and frankly I worry about him. And to-date I have found everything the band has done to range from simply awful, to psychically dangerous. So this album came as quite a shock. There is a noticeable lift in the spirit of the band, and at times one almost gets the impression the band might actually be enjoying making this music, possibly even enjoying a day in the sunshine without contemplating how to come up with enough money for airfare to Dr. Kevorkian’s house. Cool.

The two opening tracks (“Harvest” and “Monody”) both fall into that moody, ethereal category that so much of this band’s songs project, but the keyboards are closer to being spacey than to brooding, and the difference from their first few releases is noticeable. With “So Pure” the band goes a step further, mixing a kind of fusion rhythm/percussion sound with whispy lounge-like vocals.

The next several tracks lapse back into the gloomy-Gus mode, but by this time I’m not really buying it, and the effect is more theatrical than serious.

With “Myriad of Peep-Holes” the theatrics are glaringly apparent, and the vocals here are actually very close to passing for mainstream. The closing tune “Sleep” also has this feel to it.

And speaking of mainstream, someone in the band is a David Bowie fan, and “Sort of Invisible” proves this with its very heavy “Scary Monsters & Super Creeps” vibe. I’m tempted to say this is the highlight of the album. Come to think of it, this is my review, so – “Sort of Invisible” is the highlight of the album. There, got that out of the way.

So this one caught me off-guard. I was expecting another opportunity to bash these guys and recommend some good anti-depression medication and some strong mental- health attention to these guys and to their fans. But the band has managed to hit on a quite decent record in the middle of a career that will start off as banal and end up as just uninspired. This is the perfect storm for the band, and the best thing they’ve ever done as near as I can tell. Three stars, and recommended if you like music like Opeth’s ‘Blackwater Park’ and maybe even some of the more laid-back Green Carnation stuff.

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 Sorrow by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1994
2.55 | 10 ratings

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Sorrow
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by ClemofNazareth
Special Collaborator Prog Folk Researcher

2 stars The 3rd & the Mortal’s first offering is a curious study in metaphors of despair mixed with half-hearted optimism, and gothic metal music spattered like a blood pattern with hauntingly seductive vocals. It’s just one more example of what happens when one ignores vitamin B and iron in their diet, and sets the tone for pretty much everything that is to follow from this band.

Fortunately I don’t actually own any of this band’s albums; otherwise, I might be depressed like they all seem to be, although in my case it would be from the loss of my hard-earned money. I have a friend who owns pretty much everything these guys have put out, and he’s a great source of the occasional sampling which in this case means I saved myself the grief of being disappointed before buying these instead of after.

But I worry about him since he seems to spend an awful lot of time listening to these guys, and that can’t be good for one’s psych. I’ve rambled on in the past on theories about vitamin and sunlight deficiency and its negative impact on the attitudes and music of people who come from northern climates, and this is yet another example. I will say that this seems to be the least despairing of this band’s albums, for whatever that’s worth. Maybe they recorded it during the summer.

Musically this entire EP, and probably the band’s whole catalog, would make for some great all-instrumental mood music or maybe the soundtrack to one of those slightly- gothic M. Night Shyamalan films. And the female vocals on all their albums are exquisite, whether delivered by Kari Rueslåtten, Ann-Marie Edvardsen, or even the later Kirsti Huke. But the lyrics betray the notion that this is either fatalistic goth-metal like Entwine, or emotional but ultimately positive music like Nightwish. Instead it’s both, and neither, and that’s really the problem.

The opening “Grevinnens Bønn” (“Plea of the Countess”) is a perfect example. Musically this is borderline metal (there’s some pretty cool heavy shredding from time-to-time, so that qualifies, I suppose). And I love the vocals, although Rueslåtten’s tendency to trill her R’s can be a bit distracting to western ears that aren’t accustomed to that phoneme. But the real point here is that the lyrics are neither completely despairing, nor do they offer any hope to speak of. They kind of sit on the emotional fence, so to speak, and I find that annoying.

The title track is a bit more decisive, as this is basically the tale of lost love:

“Cry out thy Sorrow, and seek to heal; cry out thy Sorrow, and try to forgive (forget).”

Okay, easy to sink your teeth into that. Acoustic guitar and no trilling either, which makes this probably the most appealing of the four tracks here.

“Ring of Fire” starts off almost like the Cranberries “Zombie”, which by the way is a good thing. Tight guitars, string synths, heavy bass – a nice combination if you want to pass yourself off as a goth-metal band. But here again the mixed metaphors are confusing:

“Searching for something to satisfy my soul, is Darkness what I find in the whole; lust and hate cover my fate across the Sea of Tranquility. The dream fulfills my needs.”;

and

“Draw a ring of fire; be careful as you step across the line. Make sure you leave your soul behind.”

So I don’t know what they heck these guys are trying to say, but like a lot of later Mortal music I suspect they are simply taking some slightly-mad rambling poems written over the cold winter by one or more of their members, and splicing them up to fit the music’s arrangements. Or maybe the other way around.

The final “Silently I Surrender” is more of the same, so there’s no point belaboring this. I will say that the extended instrumental passages in this last track further convince me that these guys would be better of either without vocals, or at least by adding several all-instrumental tracks to their albums in the future. And look up that Shymalan dude guys – I really do think he could find work for you.

So this isn’t the most depressing and completely lacking in redeeming value album from these guys – I think their latest ‘Project Bluebook’ wins that award. But I still can’t bring myself to call it “good” either, although of everything I’ve heard from them this EP comes the closest. So it’s 2.4 stars, and I’ve already taken this back to my friend’s apartment so I doubt it will ever grace my CD player again.

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 Nightswan by 3RD AND THE MORTAL, THE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1995
2.38 | 7 ratings

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Nightswan
The 3rd And The Mortal Experimental/Post Metal

Review by ClemofNazareth
Special Collaborator Prog Folk Researcher

2 stars Finally something to listen to from these guys that doesn’t make me want to eat a bullet. A disclaimer though – I don’t personally own this album, and probably won’t ever buy it. I borrowed it and a couple others of these guys just to see if they had anything more tolerable than the thoroughly depressing Project Bluebook. Turns out this is pretty depressing too, but musically is much more adventurous and interesting than anything else I’ve heard from the band.

First off, the band opens with “Neurosis” which promises to be more of the same kind of meandering neo-goth dismal stuff the band seems to favor. But for the first time I’ve heard they finally show where the ‘metal’ label comes from, as there are a number thundering guitar-and-drum blasts scattered about to prove they are actually awake and not conducting a séance or something. The rest of this track is mostly of that séance stuff though, with no real lyrics; just some ghostly moaning and interminable slow passages with guitar noodling and plodding drums. The metal passages make this bearable, but only just.

“From the Depth of Memories” starts off with a guitar riff that reminds me of an Explorer’s Club album I heard a while back, but vocals that are closer to Nightwish. Like the band’s other albums the vocals are the one of the few high points of the album, as Ann-Mari Edvardsen has an almost operatic and seductive timbre that keeps things mildly interesting.

The lyrics on “The Meadow” are Norwegian I guess, very somber and almost whispered for the most part. This is more like Project Bluebook, with nearly monotone keyboards that barely raise the bars on my equalizer and a few scattered guitar chords. This sound like a mournful cry for help amid a bad dream, and never quite seems to gain any momentum. Good stuff if you need a soundtrack for a wake I suppose.

Finally comes “Vavonia (part one)”, although there’s not part two as far as I know. Maybe on their next album. There’s not much to distinguish this from the previous track except the short dead space between songs, and a little bit of a climax about three minutes in. The purpose of this completely escapes me.

So this is a little better than anything else I’ve heard from the 3rd & the Mortal, but not by much. If there was even one solid track I might be tempted to give it a low three stars, but there isn’t so this one gets two stars like most of their other recordings.

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