|Blut Aus Nord / Work Which Transforms God, the|
|Album:||Work Which Transforms God, the||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Blut Aus Nord||Added:||Jul 2004|
|Add Date:||2004-08-23||Pull Date:||2004-10-25||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||Oct 17||Sep 26||Sep 12||Sep 5||Aug 29|
|1.||Dec 31, 2004:||Hail To The Past, Move Towards The Future |
The Howling of God
|4.||Sep 11, 2004:||Under the Sheltering Sky |
|2.||Oct 14, 2004:||Unpopular Enough To Be Difficult (sub for Orges) |
|5.||Sep 10, 2004:||Bloodstains Across Atherton (the edit) |
The Howling of God
|3.||Sep 24, 2004:||Bloodstains Across Atherton |
Inner Metal Cage
|6.||Sep 04, 2004:||Under the Sheltering Sky |
Inner Metal Cage
|This is a classic and genre RE-defining album. Treasure this one.|
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
Damn is black metal ever getting weird these days! No, not weird in that church burning/murder your rival band mates way. (That's soooo early 90’s!). Anyway, this French trio is led by Vindsval who is some twisted anaglam of some of the fucked-up masters of the past namely Ved Buends Ende, Godflesh, early Mayhem and thrown in maybe even some early Swans material and a bit of current era Finnish doom metal (ex: Unholy, Dolorian) or more currently Leviathan. So, add all of that together and you might have this. Learn to worship the bleakness!|
((1)) Very minimalistic & ambient intro. Not too far from Robert Rich or something. Weird!
((((2))) Fast blasting black metal with vocals that are a fucked-up mix of Atilla Cshair (Mayhem, Aboyrm, et. al.) & Cronos of Venom. Some industrial bits in the breakdown. Sounds like Ved Buendes Ende mixed with Dolorian. Ends with some “death knell” bell and fades into silence.
((((3)))) Explosive & ravenous sounding, fires o’ fury blasting black metal but it does slow down a bit into some tripped out old Godflesh meets Ved Buendes Ende style. Some killer guitar work, to boot!
(4) short ambient piece that’s really 1:24 long not 1:32
((((5)))) If you layered on some feedback then you without forehand knowledge, you’d swear this was something from Godflesh’s classic “Streetcleaner” album. Lots of slow-moving to mid-tempo creepy grimness!
((((6)))) And speaking of grimness. This is so brillaintly fucked up sounding. Something like Benighted Leams mixing it up with Mayhem. Weird & kvlt!
(((((7))))) Back to the slow & lurking style as we heard on #5. Awesome Carcass-like gurgling, too. Incredible beats & crazy guitar harmonics. Overall, very claustrophobic sounding.
((8)) More of that unexpected Robert Rich worship. Weird but short actually ends at 1:53.
((((9)))) More ultra-fast necro yet spacey BM with those ubiquitous sprinkler system drum parts. Later when it gets more mid-tempo - the beats are almost bordering on some kind of “troo kvlt” trip-hop! ?! This song has to be the weirdest on the whole album - especially those vocals! Closes with an ambient outro that ends at 6:07
((((10))) More Godflesh worship...I’m almost expecting some British dude to yell out words like “Breeed! Like Rats...” or something. Trippy quasi-etheral vibe mixed with doomed-industrial and cyclical riffing. Ends aburpbtly.
(11) some weird filler for 0:18
(((((12))))) Monumentally awesome industrial doom. Droning guitars feeback then some killer J. Broadrick-like guitars. Sounds like a intro to a Neurosis or Godflesh tune. Damn, this is fucking amazing. You know the cliché about saying so much by doing so little”? Well this is a fine example of that. Proceeds to fade after 8:53.
|1.||End||7.||Our Blessed Frozen Cells|
|2.||The Choir of the Dead||8.||Devilish Essence|
|3.||Axis||9.||The Howling of God|
|4.||The Fall||10.||Inner Metal Cage|
|6.||The Supreme Abstract||12.||Procession of the Dead Clown|