Releasedate: 20-05-2022 Label: Debemur Morti Productions
Blut Aus Nord is a project from France making atmospheric, avant garde Metal. After the release of “Hallucinogen”, which reached the top of our yearlist and is still on heavy rotation, there is now a new record released. It is called “Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses” and it is available now.
As a reviewer I have been reviewing Blut Aus Nord albums since 2009 and been listening to them for a bit before that. My experience learns that an album of Blut Aus Nord does not just go away. It is stuck on your players long after. People often ask for favorites and I often say that I just listen to what my inbox brings me to review and that there is not much time to keep playing albums, so when that happens you know that you are dealing with a band that created a top release and realizing that almost three years after the release of “Hallucinogen” it is still on heavy rotation (and older albums coming by as well) I came to realizing I may have an answer next time someone asks.
Blut Aus Nord never let me down before so, as a disclaimer, I pre-ordered the release also. But that does put up a lot of tension, is this one going to be just as majestic as its predecessor?
Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses
No need to worry exactly. Let’s see if we can describe the experience without tumbling over the superlatives. It was announced to be a bit darker and that is something that fills in fast. The first track leads you into the dark, dark world without letting time go to waste. No long intro, right there. But, still one with a recognizable vibe. Following up from “Hallucinogen” you can see this in good line, but perhaps looking at some older material you could see it have some connections as well. Interesting enough at the end of the first track the tempo gets down and you are slowly building it back up in track two “Tales of the Old Dreamer”. Some hysteria seems to come in it but in a very organized matter.
The album gets progressively darker with “Neptune’s Eye”. Sinister vocals coming more into the sound and all the tracks after that seem to overgrow it. The album closer “The Apotheosis of the Unnamable” forms the highlight of the release but leaves the door open for more darkness to it, making me wonder whether this will have a follow up as.
Concluding, I could say that the album requires a bit more attention while listening to it, the atmosphere comes in different ways of intensity. It beautifully falls in line with “Hallucinogen”even though it is a quite different album.
W.D. Feld Drums, Electronics, Keyboards
Vindsval Guitars, Vocals
- Chants of the Deep Ones
- Tales of the Old Dreamer
- Into the Woods
- Neptune’s Eye
- That Cannot Be Dreamed
- Keziah Mason
- The Apotheosis of the Unnamable