Fleurety Min Tid Skal Komme [reissue]
4.4 Release Date: 2003
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0.0 istaros | May 12th 08

in the same year that Ulver let out their simplest release ever with 'Kveldssanger' and were recording the beating of a horse to its second death with 'Nattens Madrigal;' while Mayhem chose to indulge its self-importance instead of putting out new music with 'Dawn of the Black Hearts' and 'Out from the Dark;' as both Arcturus and Borknagar were recording debut albums that, though solid and sonically different, were neverthless compositionally average; Manes was doing cool stuff in its demos but still didn't put out an official release; Satyricon continued recording acceptable, but unchallenging, black metal with 'Nemesis Divina;' Ved Buens Ende managed to make something new with its demo but only by downgrading the black metal element in its music to nothing more than decorative touches; Emperor was preparing to record a new version of its first album with 'Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk;' and even Immortal showed it could make so-so music with 'Battles in the North' - in this same year, Fleurety released 'Min Tid Skal Komme,' an album that should have caused not only waves, but full-blown tsunamis, in the world of black metal. 1995 is the year black metal really began to die. Fleurety was too busy bringing a new and strange phoenix out of the genre's ashes to participate in the deification of said dying genre. a black metal band toying with jazz-based beats without seeming disjointed, a female pop vocalist appearing on most of the songs, long drawn-out post-rock indulgences, prog-rock chord progressions, bass lines being not only prominent but *central* to a majority of the album's music; this album has so much to offer that was unheard of in 1995, and a lot that is still surprising to this day. this release was light-years ahead of its time, and to the best of my knowledge, has yet to be equaled. it's also shamefully unknown and deserves all the attention it can get

the last four tracks appear only on the 2003 reissue; "Absence" is from a compilation album, and the last three are from a previous demo. they don't stand toe-to-toe with the actual album itself, but they do allow a glimpse into yet more of the diversity this band has been capable of throughout time. particularly notable is the vocal method used in the aforementioned demos - it gives a whole new meaning to the word "screeching" as it's used in black metal

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5.0 classicMachineGum | March 21st 14
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2.5 averageHyperbore | August 4th 09

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