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#42
Bump...


I think I just fell in love with Blood Inside. I was too ****ing stupid to give it a chance at the beginning, but god damn, am I glad that I did.

Let this be a lesson to those of you who just read reviews on metal-archives and let those pretentious f*cks tell you what and what not to listen to. Judge the music for yourself.

The new Ulver is super progged out. twill be great drivin tunage.
#43
Quote by mydadisjewish


Let this be a lesson to those of you who just read reviews on metal-archives and let those pretentious f*cks tell you what and what not to listen to. Judge the music for yourself.



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Will do. Ulver is a band I have been meaning to really get into, but haven't because...I haven't been in a BM phase lately, and that means I haven't been in the mood for it.

I used to rely on reviews, but they really say nothing. I remember when everyone on the intarwebz was telling me that Octavarium was crap and when I finally heard it I thought it was one of DT's best. Then I heard many bad reviews for Scarsick and a lot of people bitching, but ended up liking that album. I think there's a fine line between "ran dry out of ideas and is resulting to recycling/rehashing or just making really boring music", and "going back to basics and/or trying for a new approach and still maintaining emotion"...if that made any sense. It's past 1 oclock, and I don't know what exactly I'm saying + I'm uber sick.

Anyways....I need to get into Ulver. What genre(s) exactly did Ulver do after their black metal stage?
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#47
I found out about them about 2 weeks ago and they are awesome.
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#50
^same dude... i think this might be there best album since perdition city!!! (there last "great" album, i think)

blood is okay, methinks.
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#51
I hate Garm.....

Thats right, I said it.
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decomposed state"
#54
Ulver is useless. I would be pretty happy if Garm just took a ****ing shotgun to his head and did me a favor.
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#56
Quote by kirkisking
Don't really care much for them. I mean, Bergtatt was a cool album, but now they're just being experimental for the sake of being experimental. Ulver ripping off Tricky?

Hardly a progression.

Shit.



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Ulver is an excellent example of what Metal is capable of, but hardly pursued.
#58
I only have Shadows Of The Sun. I love it.
I'm going to have to buy one of their older CDs though.
#60
Blood Inside is soooooooooooo weird but soooooooooooo awesome.
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#61
I haven't heard the BM stuff, which is funny, because I checked these guys out originally as a black metal rec, and ended up hearing the electronic stuff. I love it though. I have Blood Inside, Perdition City, and Shadows of the Sun, and they all are remarkably good. Shadows... is definitely my favorite though, it's the most coherent in it's ideas, and it is an almost purely ambient album, which suits my taste best. I disliked the Solitude cover somewhat, which is strange since I loved the original.
#62
Their black metal stuff happens to be top notch too...roffle. Bergtatt is one of my favorite albums evar.
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#63
As composers, these guys are bloody brilliant. Shadows of the Sun is a cerebral piece of music. Eos..there are no words to to describe.
#64
I've heard Eos and it's bloody godly. Are the rest of the songs on Shadows as good? I'm really thinking about getting that album
#65
They really are. Each song has it's own uniqueness about it, but I generally treat the album as one continuous piece of music. Definitely reccomend it if you, like me, got shivers from hearing Eos for the first time.
#66
It's not Swedish but a mix of Danish and Norwegian, it's called Old Norwegian I think, like they spoke some hundreds years ago
#67
I just got Shadows of the Sun. It's pretty good, I love putting it on when I'm going to sleep... It's so damn relaxing.
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#68
You really have to be in a state where you can pay attention to every detail when listening to Shadows of the Sun. There's just so much subtlety to the music, like the amazing Fennesz outro of Vigil.
#69
I've only heard Bergtatt, Nattens Madrigal, and Perdition City. I'm not really a fan of Black Metal (mostly because I've never really listened to it), so to be honest Bergtatt didn't really connect with me much. Nattens Madrigal I actually liked more.

Perdition City, though, is amazing. Just beautiful.
#70
You would think that, if you don't like BM, you would not like Nattens Madrigal at all since it's pretty much straightforward BM throughout the whole album. At least Bergtatt has clean vocals and many acoustic breaks.

And agreed on Perdition City, it's an awesome record indeed. Check out Blood Inside or Shadows of the Sun next.
#71
I just bought Shadows Of The Sun and Themes From William Blake's... and they're the first Ulver albums I've listened to. I liking it so far.


I'll have a bourbon.
#72
Quote by Mr. Twelve
I just bought Shadows Of The Sun and Themes From William Blake's... and they're the first Ulver albums I've listened to. I liking it so far.


Be sure, no matter what, to listen to/get Bergtatt. It's one of my favorite Black Metal albums of all time.

The acoustic outro on the last track (I'm not even going to attempt to spell it ) is mindblowing.
#73
Quote by Broadsword
Be sure, no matter what, to listen to/get Bergtatt. It's one of my favorite Black Metal albums of all time.

The acoustic outro on the last track (I'm not even going to attempt to spell it ) is mindblowing.


I've been planning on getting some of their stuff for a while but the store only had those two albums, but I definitely want to check out their old stuff.


I'll have a bourbon.
#74


Obtain it anyway you can, my friend.

In any event, a lot of people rant about how raw and utterly horrible the production is on Nattens Madrigal, but I really don't see what's so bad about it. All the riffs and melodies are perfectly clear to me, every note is articulate, and in some instances they are more so than on Bergtatt.
#75
Well, if you've ever listened to Prurient or any other harsh noise music, the guitars sound very similar to the majority of that stuff. I think it sounds awesome, though.
#76
Just got into these guys. Brilliant stuff, never heard a black metal band with the balls to go from folky, kvlt-ish black metal, to avant-garde, to ambient, acid-house sounding trance.
#77
Bergtatt is awesome, and that's weird, because the vocals are, objectively, crap. Still there's something about the feel of that album. Nattens Madrigal is an often forgotten black metal classic.
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#78
^ I think you mean subjectively, because I personally love them. And I dunno about Nattens Madrigal being a forgotten classic, I'd say it's fairly well known. Well, maybe not around here as I've seen, but elsewhere, yeah, I don't think anyone has forgotten it.
#79
I'm currently downloading Bergtatt... I feel like such a douchebag for doing it, but I desperately need some more Ulver material.
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I went to the doctor, and they found something in my bladder. And whenever they find something, it's never anything good like, "We found something in your bladder AND IT'S SEASON TICKETS TO THE YANKEES!!


Do you folks like folk?