Bergtatt – Et eeventyr i 5 capitler

Ulver - Bergtatt – Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
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Based on 3 reviews
1995 Ratings: #14 / 448
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Based on 176 ratings
1995 Ratings: #18
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Anti-Christianty and edgy thematics in metal is something I see as a tiresome gag. Personally, I tend to ask a bit more emotion out of my music than just gimmicks, whatever they may be. Metal is difficult for me in that the very core of the genre is plagued by this idea. Granted, it's rooted that way, but it's not too common to find a metal record that consistently capitalizes on a creative idea without sacrificing it's extremity. The Norwegian black metal scene is the last place I would look ... read more
[Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal]

On Bergtatt, Ulver create an amazing combination of both black metal and folk music that works perfectly throughout most of the album. While the instrumentals are loud and thrashing, the vocals themselves are much more folky and calm... that is until your typical black metal-type vocals come into play. And I gotta say, it sounds super atmospheric, and as depicted in the cover, it feels like I'm walking through a stormy and dark forest. It's a weird ... read more
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Review #2: "Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler" by Ulver (1995)

A truly spellbinding and nice journey into black metal, indeed! Ulver's debut is widely seen as being a defining black metal album of its time, and I can see why. I think it deftly balances clean singing and shrieked growls, and two auras -- one of accessibility and one of purity.

There are other black metal albums I thought about listening to and writing about here (Blut Aus Nord's ... read more
For me, Black metal is a very unnecessary genre. It's not even my type of music.
This is all very ridiculous. They try to look bad, dangerous, but I can only find it funny and pathetic.
In addition to all the songs following the same formula and the creative process being very minimal (with songs that could have been made even by a 7 year old child), this melodic mixture with the screams does not sound at all interesting to me (which in the most of the times I find it quite ridiculous). All ... read more
Norwegian experimentalist titans Ulver debuted with Bergtatt, a very exoteric and powerful record that at the same time embraced and challenged the conventions thrown by the first black-metal wave. The album is thematically rich, with many exoteric and fantastic narratives running throughout the tight tracklisting. Sonically speaking, it's a tour-de-force. Even with the raw production quality, the band manages to take the listener to the cold and desolated forests and mountains revealed in ... read more
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Added on: September 18, 2015