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Blut aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry

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Blut aus Nord, in my humble opinion, one of the best Black Metal bands not only in France, but worldwide, is back with a new album. After releasing an outstanding split with P.H.O.B.O.S. also in 2014, “Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry” comes to light. And an interesting description of Blut aus Nord follows: Creators of a hallucinogenic universe, erasing all preconceived ideas of Black Metal – and extreme music in general. They redefine the rules.

 

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Let me tell you, my cherished readers, that this album is eargasm inducing. So elegant, distinguished and pure, “Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry” is truly an amazing release in my modest view. It feels powerful, but also atmospheric; graceful, yet rough and raw, majestic and beautiful. We have here a magnificent work of a highly creative, prolific and well-respected band. The ethereal mood of the previous “Memoria Vetusta” works is still present, and it simply oozes refinement and a remarkable fierceness. It feels, as I’ve mentioned before, very atmospheric, but brutal, ferocious and harsh at the same time. I can only say that this is a genuine masterpiece from these brilliant extreme metallers.

 

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As for the music, there’s this heathen feel all over the album, it’s simply phenomenal. The dramatic instrumental work is extraordinary; it feels thrilling, monumental, and sovereign. You sense that you’re in a journey in a cold, old land, with the pagan way of life intact. How can the band create such sounds with this authenticity and quality!? My humble answer is that they are gifted and completely serious about their work. Devastating riffs, amazing drumming, atmospheric keyboards (never over-used) and the hatred-filled vocals complete this album. The whole instrumentals and vocals feel like poetry. I can’t explain how much I am in love this “Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry”, maybe, and I’ll repeat myself, the masterpiece of our time…

 

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The production of “Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry” is exceptional, all instruments, vocals, elements are enjoyed with full capacity; the tones of the instruments sound excellent. I’m so impressed with this release that I can’t praise it enough, it’s, again, a gem. I urge you all to check this album and to support Blut aus Nord the way you are able to. We are talking about a magnificent band that has only released works filled with the utmost extreme beauty.

 

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Until next time.

 

Grade: 10/10

 

Band: Blut aus Nord

 

Album: Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry (2014)

 

Label: Debemur Morti Productions

 

Tracklist:

 

1. Prelude

2. Paien

3. Tellus Mater

4. Forhist

5. Henosis

6. Metaphor of the Moon

7. Clarissima Mundi Lumina

 

Blut aus Nord is:

 

W.D. Feld – Drums, Keyboards, Electronics

Vindsval – Vocals, Guitars

GhÖst – Bass

 

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blutausnord.official

 

Official SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/blutausnord

 

All photos belong to their rightful owners.

December 21, 2014

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