Min Tid Skal Komme (1995) is like black metal run through a post punk filter, with rock breakdowns surfacing amid long stretches of caustic black metal fury and a groove-oriented sensibility pervading throughout. While Alexander Nordgaren’s guitars and vocals are amply distorted, the rhythm section- Per Amund Solberg on bass, Svein Egil Hatlevik on drums- hammer out some jazz-inflected rock beats straight out of a Television album. Songs are long, winding affairs, but suggest cityscapes as much as they do mist shrouded forests, grimy and electrically charged.
Acoustic guitars are used to introduce a more somber, relaxed mood, spaciously phrased and gentle like “Trespass” era Genesis before the torrent returns with the invasive ugliness of an industrial accident. Marian Aas Hansen contributes her voice, sometimes sounding stereotypically gentle and girly per the requirements of the genre. But she also has a great rock voice, technically proficient, cold and commanding, adding a restrained touch of torch seduction to what would otherwise be a growl fest. Revolutionary at the time of its release and pretty new sounding now, the album is a nearly perfect synthesis of post punk cool and black metal power.
Label: Aesthetic Death / Misanthropy Records
Avantgenre: Black Metal Rock
Official site: http://folk.uio.no/sveineh/fleurety/
Review online since: 15.07.2007 / 09:25:07
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