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You could file it under spoken word, electronica, metal, pop, or art songs, and be right every time. It's Ulverific! -- The Village Voice
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There, Now that thats over with onto the review of Ulver's "Blood Inside". This was my introduction to Ulver, as much as I hate to admit it. I wish I had jumped on the Ulver band-wagon earlier, but for my defense, it took me this long just to find out about the band. Ulver's sound is truly unique, It denies all categories, genres, or labels. Its has elements of Classical, electronic, ambient, metal, soundscape, Jazz, blah blah blah You get the picture. Its incredibly hard to compare Ulver to any other Band or sound out there...Ulver is Ulver and thats all there is to it.
"Blood Inside" starts with the electronic intro "Dressed In Black". A great opener in my book, although I hated it when I first heard it, after a few listens to it the complexity of it struck me and I started to really enjoy it.
It ends with a pulsating sound with wavy, chillingly hypnotic vocals That kick off the next track "For the Love of God". This is one of my favorites of the album, Its another song with more electronics then anything else. Although there is some interesting guitar work, drumming, and solo's, This track is ruled my the synthesizer, and it rules with an iron fist.
The Bells at the end means it time for another of the best tracks from the album; "Christmas". This song is influenced by classical music much more then the previous two. Having String passages, percussion Bells, and brass instruments alternatively blaring at all times.Read more ›
"Dressed in Black" starts out with a heavy, frequency-shifting tone, slowly adding piano, Garm's voice comes into the mix, eventually transforming into a lavish instrumental section that keeps building up, and then breaking down into a wacky piano loop, slowly fading out with some ambient sounds.
"For the Love of God" this song is just hard to explain. It reminds me quite a bit of the Perdition City style. Somehow it just feels like a big, futuristic, busy city at night, going through a subway tunnel and on the street and Sometimes only the imagination can explain what Ulver sounds like. Maybe the lyrics help this imagery out: "Going down faster than the light / Going down deeper than the dark"
"Christmas" has got to be the best song. It starts out with some faded, almost drab sounding bells, with a very faint, yet warm sounding violin melody. It gives the beginning a very cold feel, like Christmas is too cold to enjoy this year. Then the familiar (but so unfamiliar) wild Ulver beat begins, including Garm's sailing vocals, continuing with the bells, adding plenty of horns and wild percussion.Read more ›
The most pleasing thing about this album in my opinion is that it's not instrumental. Don't get me wrong, I've really enjoyed their instrumental EP's and soundtracks but I really like the vocals that Garm (or Trickster G, Krystoffer or whatever he's going by this month) provides. I've always thought he has an excellent voice even since their "black metal" beginings but his "clean" vocals are just outstanding. While his vocals are definitely stunnig here, I still stand by my opnion that his best vocal work was on Arcturus' The Sham Mirrors.
Whenever I've mentioned Ulver to the uninitiated, the question of what they sound like inevitably comes up. Trying to explain what Ulver sounds like to one that has never had the pleasure of hearing them is like trying to explain what a Picasso or a Van Gogh "looks like". People will probably think I'm nuts but if I had to make a comparison, I'd probably say something like "imagine if Bjork was three Norweigan guys that used to play black metal, instead of a gal from Iceland". They both have consistently put out unique "electronic" albums over the years, backed by strong, distinct vocals.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album continues Garm's brave streak of mixing ambient msuic, with strange tones and structures to make brilliant music! Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by Michael C. Bernier
Appreciate the effort to re-steer somewhere less obvious, but the end result falls between a contrived electronic experiment that smacks of too much trying and... Read more
Amazing music! Seriously dark and imaginative lyrics that combine psychedelic stoner metal with norweigian folk and gothic gloom and doom. Read morePublished on September 23, 2008 by CRAZOTOLOGY
Despite the fact that Ulver displayed a notable penchant for flagrant genre hopping right from the get go, with the wildly oscillating _Bergtatt_, the stripped back acoustic folk... Read morePublished on July 9, 2007 by Reverend_Maynard
For 25 years, I've selectively purchased and become familiar with hundreds(or thousand+ ?)of albums. Only a relatively small percentage of these have been enduringly satisfying. Read morePublished on June 3, 2007 by D. E. Hansen
This is the album that introduced me to this great band, and I can honestly say that I have never been more pleased with a purchase in my life! Read morePublished on April 2, 2007 by Avernus
After a host of short and sweet electronic EP's, Ulver created one of their most enthralling works with 2005's "Blood Inside". Read morePublished on February 8, 2007 by Tom Chase