Blut Aus Nord
- The Work Which Transforms God
Earthquake warning here, so I am relaxing at home, getting bored and listening to this.
One of the most famous underground bands. Blut Aus Nord take the traditional black metal sound, distort it with weird chord changes, 'spiralling' guitar effects, droning, ambient and even industrial elements. Song names are highly intriguing. What are they really? Avante garde? Progressive? This sound is undefinable, and yet it is unmistakeably a magnificient warping of traditional black metal.
This work transforms Black Metal. Heck, this work transforms music. I feel like I am walking down a set of spiralling stairs from dizzying heights into the realms of transcendental ecstasy blah, blah...
Well, here's what the band has to say about their music (Source: wiki:
"Blut Aus Nord is an artistic concept. We don’t need to belong to a specific category of people to exist. If black metal is just this subversive feeling and not a basic musical style, then Blut Aus Nord is a black metal act. But if we have to be compared to all these childish satanic clowns, please let us work outwards [from] this pathetic circus. This form of art deserves something else than these mediocre bands and their old music composed 10 years before by someone else."
Heh, I like some of those 'satanic clown bands' myself, but Blut Aus Nord really do tower over all these black metal bands.