Ulver Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
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Willie
Moderator
February 25th 2012


18822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, they could have cut all the 'ambience' and made this a single disc.

Funeralopolis
February 25th 2012


14407 Comments


YES moderator on an Ulver thread.

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Willie
Moderator
February 25th 2012


18822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Moderator wrote this review...

Funeralopolis
February 25th 2012


14407 Comments


Since I have your attention can you ban Chan?

Willie
Moderator
February 25th 2012


18822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes. Give me a minute.

Funeralopolis
February 25th 2012


14407 Comments


Sweet thanks man. Also awesome to see moderator review Ulver, band needs more love.

Willie
Moderator
February 25th 2012


18822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I also wrote the Shadows of the Sun review.

Funeralopolis
February 25th 2012


14407 Comments


I'll be sure to pos it

Willie
Moderator
February 25th 2012


18822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good luck with that ;)

oltnabrick
April 21st 2013


39969 Comments


this is gross

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Egarran
January 31st 2014


18543 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"the 1975 epic The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake"



What does this mean?



Wikipedia:

"The work was composed between 1790 and 1793, in the period of radical foment and political conflict

immediately after the French Revolution. The title is an ironic reference to Emanuel Swedenborg's

theological work Heaven and Hell, published in Latin 33 years earlier. Swedenborg is directly cited

and criticized by Blake in several places in the Marriage. Though Blake was influenced by his grand

and mystical cosmic conception, Swedenborg's conventional moral structures and his Manichaean view

of good and evil led Blake to express a deliberately depolarized and unified vision of the cosmos in

which the material world and physical desire are equally part of the divine order; hence, a marriage

of heaven and hell. The book is written in prose, except for the opening "Argument" and the "Song of

Liberty". The book describes the poet's visit to Hell, a device adopted by Blake from Dante's

Inferno and Milton's Paradise Lost."



One of my favourite books, by one of my favourite bands.

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Willie
Moderator
January 31st 2014


18822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ha ha. It means I fucked up the date somehow and no one noticed for years.

Egarran
January 31st 2014


18543 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks I was a little confused.



While I'm complaining, could you maybe get a less busy avatar?





PiedradeLuna
July 2nd 2014


233 Comments


Can't believe this is only rated above War of the Roses in their discography! I thought this was one of their most ambitious albums to date and besides missing the metal vocals, it's an album that allowed Garm to really utilize his full potential of vocal stylings.

William Blake is pretty awesome in his own right as well

beefshoes
August 12th 2014


7824 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Garm's vocals remind me a lot of Mike Patton on here. Very cool record.

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Artuma
August 12th 2014


31836 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i love this album. better than any other non-bm ulver imo

beefshoes
August 12th 2014


7824 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

It's a very cool record, and it still has a lot of metal and folk elements within its deeper cuts. It's just such a dense record.



Artuma
August 12th 2014


31836 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah. sounds absolutely nothing like their other stuff. not a big fan of industrial metal but on here they experiment with it really well

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
August 21st 2014


19001 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listening to this again, so diverse and experimental and have never heard anything like it. Might be worth a rating bump

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Artuma
August 21st 2014


31836 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

do it



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