Ildjarn
Forest Poetry


4.0
excellent

Review

by For Meatplow USER (61 Reviews)
January 17th, 2011 | 37 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ildjarn's Forest Poetry is the rudimentary spawn of Satan. Let it resonate deep within your eardrums.

Many have compared Ildjarn's Forest Poetry to the workings of some black metal figure expressing his love of Black Flag-esque punk music by letting both of these styles coalesce into a gritty, monotonous whole. And honestly, there is a huge amount of validity in this comparison. Ildjarn's music is fast, thrashy and fuzzy, and the angularity to it all could easily trigger a bad reaction in most listeners. But what Ildjarn lacks in technical integrity, he makes up for in atmospheric intensity. His lo-fi and discordant style of black metal generally makes for an off-putting first listen, however further listens reveal a misanthropic nature that comes naturally to this Norwegian solo outfit, and better yet, all those noisy guitar chords act not only as punky bouts of guitar noise, but they become catchy in unexpected ways. These riffs drill holes in your head and infect your mind - they force a foot tapping, like the simplistic percussion that begs loudly for some finger-drumming on a nearby desk. This does not by any means detract from the atmosphere of the release, though, which keeps Forest Poetry from being just another rudimentary black metal release. The album is associated with pure hatred, and throughout its fifty-one minute duration, it invades your ear drums in twisted ways.



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Bitchfork
January 17th 2011


7584 Comments


Short black metal write-up for the stoned who, like me, realize why this needed a review.

Crisis
January 17th 2011


169 Comments


nice soundoff







album is sick

Wizard
January 17th 2011


19493 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

These riffs drills holes

*drill

The review is fitting for the album. Short and to-the-point like the songs on this album.



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Hawks
January 17th 2011


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Oh this history between me and this album....lol.

Ire
January 17th 2011


41795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

worst bm album ever made



Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 17th 2011


23901 Comments


nice review, writing short reviews well is a skill and you pulled it off quite nicely here

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Bitchfork
January 17th 2011


7584 Comments


thanks wiz, aids, crisis

obviously terrible ire i mean ildjarn isnt even a word duh so dumb entirely stupid

Ire
January 17th 2011


41795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i know this doesnt have any good anything IT'S NOISE

Bitchfork
January 17th 2011


7584 Comments


listening to kount's noise. pretty good shit.

Crisis
January 17th 2011


169 Comments


its like ra ra ra abrupt track change ra ra ra i don't get it

Bitchfork
January 17th 2011


7584 Comments


if anyone here likes this and puink music check out trash dog's namaste it's soooo good.

Bitchfork
January 17th 2011


7584 Comments


there are beats and screams i thought it was mud?

BallsToTheWall
January 17th 2011


44598 Comments


Artwork is so inviting as to really capture the essence of the human spirit. However, there's no pink flaswango. Take 1.5 points off effective immediately.

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Gyromania
January 17th 2011


15941 Comments


Good soundoff. You've been somewhat inactive for a while now, eh? Or maybe I'm just not paying attention.

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dr2den
January 17th 2011


1342 Comments


this is awesome and so is trash dog

Bitchfork
January 17th 2011


7584 Comments


i was for like a week i've been back for like 5 days now and it's been bitchfork mania since i've been violently ill and don't really want to go outside in this blizzard we're having :c. great atmosphere to make music/write in though.

Bitchfork
January 17th 2011


7584 Comments


reviewing them next dryden

Mordecai.
January 17th 2011


8279 Comments


you better do

Bitchfork
January 17th 2011


7584 Comments


o y

liledman
January 17th 2011


3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nice i have to listen to more ildjarn



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