Monday, November 14, 2011

Blut Aus Nord-777 - The Desanctification

Debemur Morti Productions

Blut aus Nord (which translates from German as "Blood from the North") hail from Mondeville, Calvados, France and are another one man black metal outfit. With all all instruments handled by the excellent Vindsval (originally he went under the name "Vlad") two demos made the rounds before opting for the name change. 1995 saw the release of "Ultima Thulée". The first full-length studio album by Blut aus Nord, it established them as a force within the genre. As with many other black metal bands though there was obviously a strong desire to branch out and incorporate other elements and sounds. To that end Blut aus Nordin has incorporated avant-garde elements into its music as well as industrial leanings. As such the band has been seen as many as true innovators in the extreme metal market. By the time 2003 rolled around Blut aus Nord were leaders in the black market field thanks in no small part to the excellent "The Work That Transforms God". Now with "777 - The Desanctification" Blut aus Nord have unleashed another album of sinister sounds that helps to transcend the all too common black metal sound into something innovative. It won't be for your average heavy metal listener as rarely does this type of "band" crossover with no mainstream sound. Yet for those who see black metal as music of passion this French band will leave no doubt just how remarkable they are.


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