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Ulver (post-bm) Ranked

I haven't heard Blood Inside or The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, which is rcrazy since I have rrrbeen saying Ulver is in my top 5 favourite bands of all rtime for at least four years now.
4Ulver
Wars of the Roses


Wars of the Roses is a bore in some ways because it lacks the diversity and suspense of Ulver's other releases, but there are a few standout moments like Norwegian Gothic. Norwegian Gothic is also a great way of describing the album: its gloomy/gothic atmosphere is good for a listen here and there, but it's easily my least played Ulver album.
3Ulver
Perdition City


This is Ulver's most experimental album (bar the albums that I've not heard), and is one of their most rewarding albums. Perdition City has a continuous melancholic atmosphere that reminds me of film noir in many ways (and the video game Heavy Rain if you've played it). It's certainly a fun listen, and it has Garm's best vocal performance on Porn Piece Or The Scars Of Cold Kisses.
2Ulver
Messe I.X-VI.X


This record is enormous. Messe has a lot in common with Shadows of the Sun as far as atmosphere is concerned, but it's a lot more diverse when you factor in the orchestral sounds. There are also moments on here that are beyond menacing (Glamour Box (Ostinati)). The synth sounds are just as cinematic as the orchestra's contribution, and this album could easily hold its own against a composer like Christopher Nolan.
1Ulver
Shadows of the Sun


This was the first non black-metal Ulver album I had ever heard, and it couldn't have been at a better time since I was getting serious about artists like Brian Eno and Aphex Twin at the time. This has some of the most gorgeous melodies I have ever heard, and there are huge dynamic contrasts throughout almost every song which still manage to keep me on my toes after 4 years of jamming this album. If you haven't heard this yet or if you haven't listened to Ulver's modern styles, this is the perfect entry point.
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