Review Summary: My journey to France has revealed that indeed, there is such thing as time travel. As I embarked on my journey, the three gentleman that work under the name Blunt Aus Nord guided me throughout the ages. Without them, I would surely have died.
Artists hailing from the French black metal scene seem to be producing some of the most peculiar music, as the music of bands such as Blut Aus Nord develops into an anomaly plagued with strange, incomprehensible sounds, rejecting standard black metal practice in favor of the sounds produced on MoRT
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Unlike experimental bands such as Spektr, who still retain certain elements of black metal such as thin, buzzing guitars and misanthropic shrieks, the music here is much more subdued, favoring a sound that continues throughout the whole album. With that, the music appears to be one continuous dirge of a loop, with atonal guitar melodies creating a sense of helplessness in the listener. It pulls you in and never really lets go until it is all over.
takes hold of a dadaist approach to music and sticks to it, destroying conventions and then following its own warped rules. There is a sense of twisted enjoyment that one can get out of the music. Acting in a mere ambient setting, the album can provide a soundtrack to losing your virginity to your father's best friend's daughter's second cousin (before you kill her). Perhaps it could gently buzz in the speakers as you prepare dinner for your husband and kids. After all, nothing quite says "Honey, pass the salad" like deep growls, dissonant washes of notes and reverberated drums.
If you find French cuisine as wonderful as I do, then MoRT
may just be the album for you. Make sure to invite Vindsval, W.D. Feld, and GhÖst, for the meal would not be complete without their soothing musicality. When finished with your four course meal, it may be in your interest to survey the room for a film, perhaps a love story in Normandy, and take a seat with your companion and quietly enjoy it with this album.
A perfect first date, my guarantee.