Ulver - The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
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73
Norwegian band Ulver reinvent themselves once again in their new record, The Assassination of Julius Caesar. To approach the band's usual fearlessness and will to experiment with new sounds and different songwriting styles would be extremely redundant at this point, but, having followed the band through their endless twists and turns, it is definitely amazing to see them reaching such an unexpected point in their discography. This album brings a few corny lyrics and already explored lyrical ... read more
exception
80
Being one of the more versatile bands in recent years, Ulver created a sensational synthpop project in The Assassination of Julius Caesar. Even though the songs don't really have anything to do with the title (it would have been cool if they did), each one was a terrifically crafted tune that continued to keep my attention. The record is far from innovative or anything, but it is a really great listen that proves simple albums can still triumph over the bloated and schizophrenic synthpop ... read more
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endianness
85
The once black metal outfit Ulver continue their eclectic career with an absorbing synthpop inspired sound for their eleventh studio album. Accompanying the oversaturated synthpop revival, Ulver constructs a refreshing melancholic atmosphere comparable to Depeche Mode's take on the genre. The Assassination of Julius Caesar may not be Ulver's most experimental release but it is an enjoyable record—proving again that they're able to adapt to any style they please with ease.
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TheMusicMan
85
Synthpop and Ulver? Completely unexpected stylings from the experimental force that is Ulver. As you'd probably expect even though synthpop this album is a dark one with some particularly disturbing lyrics and instrumentation, definitely a very strong album here.
notbuzzzila
75
Ulver makes the best Coldplay album Coldplay never made
MrMclainy
99
One of the best synth pop records that has ever graced my unworthy ear holes... and it’s by a once-upon-a-time-black metal outfit.
itsyahboinoah
81
One of the most under-looked record last year, Ulver are one of the few bands that change their sounds and most of the times are successful. With their latest record "The Assassination of Julius Caesar" went towards a more experimental synthpop approach that triumph into making a haunting yet powerful record.
BuffaloStaple
61
This didn't really leave much of an impression on me, a couple solid hooks and grooves sure but it just felt a little long winded and overly dramatic for the most part to me, definitely not a bad album but this isn't a style I personally wish to see Ulver embark on again. Cool to see them expand their horizons even further though, very impressed with their versatility.
DachetG
90
This is one of the most enjoyable albums I have heard in a long time. I only had to listen to it once for this review. Almost straight 8’s or better, the lowest being a 7.5, with lyrics I really liked. I had to look up the references for a lot of these songs (01 – Ovid, 07 – The Black House), but many, I got immediately (Pope John Paul, Charles Manson, Oedipus). Any album that has almost every song that I enjoy, along with the smooth way they transition from one track to ... read more
FlimFlam
80
I was expecting something dark and brooding from this album, and was surprised (pleasantly) that so much of it was bright and...danceable? I am a sucker for synths, and since this album was so heavy with this sound, I was easily drawn in. I can say that every song had a distinct sound despite a lack of diversity in instruments or musical style, which I attribute to great songwriting choices. Additionally, I appreciated the vocal style used on this album. This album surprised me. I wasn’t ... read more
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