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Various Artists / Nortt/Xasthur
Album:Nortt/Xasthur Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Nov 2005
Label:Southern Lord Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-12-11 Pull Date:2006-02-12 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:Feb 12Feb 5Jan 29Jan 8Jan 1Dec 25Dec 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 17, 2013:Deathcrush
Glemt, Blood From The Roots Of The Forest, Dog Og Borte
4.Nov 10, 2006:Carrots & Sticks...But Mostly Sticks
Dog Og Borte
2.Jan 28, 2012:Catharsis: blacker than the blackest coffee
Lurking In Silence
5.Aug 07, 2006:The National Congress Of Vaselines
Dog Og Borte
3.May 15, 2009:Emphysema For Emphasis
Dog Og Borte
6.Jun 09, 2006:The Top Shelf Of Vaselines
Blood From The Roots Of The Forest

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-02-17 
This is an excellent pairing of two very dark, black metal bands. Note this isn’t typical of really any permutation of B.M. out there these days unless you have a grip on enticing oddities as “black doom” and “suicidal black metal”. Denmark’s Nortt makes fuzzy, ultra-slow & bleak, monotonous doom. Whereas Southern California’s Xasthur creates 3 fantastic pieces that stray away a bit from metal but never escape the blackness. Shoegazer sounds for evil people.

Nortt – (Note: all lyrics & titles are Danish)

((((((1)))))) Minimalist, sad piano mixing with layers of guitar fuzz. Very similar to Skepticism.
((((((2))))) More slow-mo grimness. Very spacious & slowing buring inside. Great use of note resonation.
(((((3))))) Plodding & hateful black doom. Slowing down the slowest Darkthrone song to
12 ½ RPM. Uneasy listening-par excellénce!
((((((4))))) Awesome dark ambient ‘ala Cold Meat Industries label.

Xasthur – Creepy, weird BM from L.A.

(((((5))))) Murky, abysmal (in a good way), repetitive guitar fuzz & sad minor chords Something like My Bloody Valentine gone to Hades.
((((6)))) Trademark Xasthur sound: howling vocals, claustrophobic bass + some (subconscious?) influence from Swans & Godflesh.
(((((7))))) Very sullen, enshadowed, cycling chords mixed with hazy distortion. Later gets kind of dark ambient. Very dream like & dare I say “pretty”?

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.NorttHedengangen (Intro)
3.NorttDog Og Borte
4.NorttDystert Sind (Outro)
5.XasthurA Curse For The Lifeless
6.XasthurBlood From The Roots Of The Forest
7.XasthurLurking In Silence