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BLUT AUS NORD – vinyl reissues

BLUT AUS NORD – vinyl reissues

Between 2010 and 2013, Vindsval underscored the diverse and evolving nature of BLUT AUS NORD by releasing the ethereal and avant-garde "777" album trilogy and the more visceral and intense "What Once Was… Liber I + II" EPs.

A year later the French sonic architect captivated the audience anew with another totally different, and this time more nostalgic approach to Black Metal: "Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry".

"A monumental album […] Never one to settle in one place or to progress with a single unified goal in mind, Vindsval is sailing BLUT AUS NORD into exotic ports and back again." (Toilet Ov Hell)

"True to form, this album is a feast of textures sprouting from seeds sown by wind-swept, medieval tremolos […] Saturnian Poetry will still sound rich long after its newness fades." (Stereogum - voted number 1 in 'The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2014')

The 2014 release of "Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry" surprised many, showcasing the beautifully atmospheric and melodic Black Metal style that characterized the entity's early creations. In echo of Vindsval's words from a rare interview, "Art begins when the noise of men ceases" (Le Scribe Du Rock), this third installment of the "Memoria Vetusta" series is captivating in its mystical and transcendent ambiance. It represents an auditory quest for the intangible, delving into forces that lie beyond the rational comprehension of humans.

""Deus Salutis Meæ" is an aggressive, seething piece that is soaked in dark, violent, horrific atmospheres. Its only crime is making me wish there was more." (Metal Injection)

Deviating from the awe-inspiring lushness of "Saturnian Poetry", BLUT AUS NORD devoted three years to subsequent full-length "Deus Salutis Meae", a representation of industrial sterility in transcendence of human nature. The album merges the raw essence of Black Metal with the relentless precision of Industrial music, subtly incorporating psychedelic elements into its nine tracks. The French entity once again redefined its sound, crafting a contemporary and ominously mystical sonic landscape. The powerful darkness in this record not only resonates with the listener but also reflects a challenging period in the artist's life, as Vindsval himself acknowledged via Le Scribe Du Rock:

""MoRT" is a work almost suffered, it imposed itself on me, you don't compose something like that if you're doing well. Same for the split made with AEVANGELIST, "Codex Obscura Nomina", or "Deus Salutis Meae", an album unjustly misunderstood and very obscure too. These are painful works that people also find difficult to grasp, they are probably repulsive to a part of the listeners who don't necessarily want to live this kind of experience and for whom these records probably represent a certain limit, which I can easily understand."

Both albums are now re-issued on LP, accompanied by appropriate merchandise. "Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry" is available in a striking gold with black marble vinyl, and "Deus Salutis Meae" is presented in an ultra-clear with black smoke vinyl. Each design enhances the unique atmosphere of its respective album.

Listen to the albums here:

Posted on 12-21-2023 | Category: Blut Aus Nord