Ulver have done it again. Another incredible album. Many consider this piece of work to be boring and not 'black metal'.
What I say is that you should try and appreciate the music for what it is, and not judge it because it doesn't exactly tie in with the Bergtatt and Nattens Madrigal albums. Fans of Ulver who own the two 'black metal' releases should be able to appreciate this album, and see through the empty ignorant comments that some people have made in the past.
This album is able to create the same strange/evil yet beautiful atmosphere that the other two 'black metal' releases manage to create, without using the aggression found on the other two.
This is something that I admire about Ulver. Whatever style of music they produce, whether it be black metal, folk, electronic they still manage to create the atmosphere perfectly.
People new to Ulver, who are also fans of extreme metal, I suggest that you start with Bergtatt. The reason being is that you have the extreme elements of Ulver, contrasted with the folkish elements on Kveldssanger. Once you start to appreciate the folkish parts on Bergtatt, you will be able to appreciate this album.