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    Posted: February 01 2008 at 22:06
I must say, for a band with so many rating, there isn't a lot of discussion about them.
 
From Black metal, to electronic, jazzy, and now extremely mellow, this band knows no bounds, and a lot of fans of all kinds music can be turned on to this group.
 
So vote and recommend, I have Bergatt, Blake, and Shadows of the sun, all of which I am very pleased with.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2008 at 22:19
I used to be a metalhead, and at that point I thought Bergtatt was the one and only relevant Ulver release. hee...

now I'm just keeping hold of Blake, Perdition City and Blood Inside. I thought Shadows of the Sun was a little minimal, creatively, and it didn't interest me all that much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2008 at 22:21
Ulver are probably one of the most creative bands I have ever heard.You can't pin them down to any one genre,they change and re-invent themselves from album to album,and I love that.
 
That being said,I prefer their earlier black metal albums and think Bergatt is one of the best ever in that genre.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2008 at 22:43
Well, I just did a review of Bergtatt, not my favorite, but a great black metal album.
 
Right now my personal choice is the Blake album, though I'm definatley looking forward to getting perdition city.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 01:03
Nattens Madrigal is hands down one of the greatest black metal albums out there, and my favourite album by Ulver. Of course, this album is very very far from progressive, so I'll say Lycantropen Themes as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 01:16
Bergtatt. While I like the later electronic stuff, I prefer Coil for that kind of thing. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 04:14
Haha, funny as it may seem, I am torn between two opposite outputs of Ulver's catalogue, namely the first and last you mentioned: it's either Bertgatt or Shadows On The Sun (since they're so different, can't I choose both? Big%20smile)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 05:18
Perdition City hands down.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 06:55
Nattens Madrigal! Any of there albums could win, it depends on your personal preference of music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 09:42
Kveldssanger. A beautiful folk album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 10:55
Themes from William Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell for me, but any will do depending on my current mood.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 10:55
Bergtatt is a great black metal album, and the one I prefer from the four I have (Bergtatt, Kveldssanger, Perdition City and Blood Inside). I consider Ulver as one of most creative and groundbreaking metal group.
In deed is this still metal? No matter, it is simply good music!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 12:42
No love for Blake...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2008 at 12:57
To be honest, I haven't heard an Ulver album I haven't liked yet (though I've only heard Kveld, Shadows, Perdition, Marraige, and Blood)
 
The stuff amazes me, and I've been really getting into it
 
Blood Inside is probably my favorite right now, Garm's vocals on it are drop dead gorgeous
 
not taking away from their other stuff though!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2008 at 01:41
I've only heard Bergatt, Perdition City and Shadows of the Sun. Perdition City is great, Shadows of the Sun is okay, and Bergatt is awful IMO.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2008 at 18:05

Bergtatt is one of the best black metal albums ever. The folk touches were unique at the time and every track is excellent.

Ulver's more experimental material I love equally, but I often find their later albums inconsistent. Full of brilliant material, but also some let-downs. So I'll go with Bergtatt for innovation and consistency.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2008 at 18:15
It's funny how an almost non progressive black metal album is second place only to whats considered a prog masterpiece.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2008 at 18:53
Perdition City is an incredible listen. loved it. Shadows of the Sun, eh... i still need time to let that sink in i guess but its good. not wonderful but good. i need themes and blood ... i think they are going to be my next purchases.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2008 at 21:34
Perdition City, Blood Inside, and Shadows Of The Sun are all near perfect and 5 star albums. Very much of which one I would call the best would be based on nothing more than my particular mood.

When I find myself giving out Ulver recommendations though I usually think to say Perdition City, so I'll vote that way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 01:27
1. Perdition City
2. Lycantropen Themes (unerrated...or maybe it's because I have a weakness for music with an ambient quality)
3. Blake
4. Bergtatt
5. Kveldsanger
6. Blood Inside
7. Shadows of the Sun

but those last four are all basically tied...Ulver = greatness. one of my favorite bands.
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