- Audio CD (January 1, 2015)
- Original Release Date: January 1, 2015
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: CANDLELIGHT RECORDS
- ASIN: B000HCPSLM
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,319 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Mort further progresses the sound found on The Work Which Transforms God, taking their warped brand of post-black metal to mind-altering extremes. It's their most symbiotic, flowing work thus far, melding their metal & ambience into one contiuous whole, rather than more divisive tracks.
Blut Aus Nord is the rare black metal band that explores their industrial/ambient edge to its full potential. If you find yourself intrigued by the industrial edge of the recent works of Satyricon & Mayhem but find their overall music too pedestrial & conventional, Blut Aus Nord provides the perfect post-Blackness to dive into.
"New functionalism" was an avant-garde filmmaking movement in 1920's Germany, connected to the infamous and minimalist Bauhaus design movement, and devoted to non-narrative, lyrical, and abstract concepts. What a "New Functionalist" filmmaker would do, as I understand it, is take pictures frame by frame, light, photograph and map them in different mathematical patterns, thus creating visual "themes" which could be repeated, run forward or in reverse, mixed and matched with other thematic elements, sometimes randomly, but most of the time arranged in odd mathematical sequences that would skip, repeat and leap over one another.
Now take that idea, switch the visuals to sounds, and then apply it to black metal and you have Blut Aus Nord's "MoRT. ". Anyone familiar with this band already knows that they are abstract, dark and sort of ambient. In this album the abstractions are melded together as thematic elements, sometimes repeating from one track to the next. Sometimes played backwards, as well as the submerged vocal tracks. Oh yes, the "songs" on this album, in keeping with the spirit of abstract minimalism, are aptly titled "Chapter 01" Chapter 02, etc., and ending with "Chapter 08".
All of the instruments you would expect on a black metal album are present here, just not played the way you would expect. I would have to describe this as black doom industrial avant-garde. Many elements are blended here, as well as bizarre and strange samples, some of which I think I can identify, others not. Chapters 03 and 04 share a thematic element, rhythmically repeated, that sounds to me just like one of those old dot matrix Epson printers.Read more ›
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This is the word that best describes the 2006 release of Blut Aus Nord's "MoRT". The name comes from the acronym "Metamorphosis Of Realistic Theories". Read morePublished on June 29, 2009 by Andrew Armstrong
the title of my reveiw says it all:this cd sucks. i've got two of their other cds, and both of them i like, but Mort is terrible. Read morePublished on April 30, 2009 by Ryan D. Crum