Blut Aus Nord – 777 – The Desanctification
In music, particularly the more extreme genres of metal, there are bands that take beautiful music and make it harsh and than there are those bands that take music that is harsh and angry, and they make it beautiful. Blut Aus Nord falls into the later category. They take this dark and heavy music and inject a sense of beauty that makes the music so much more powerful.
I first came across the band a few yeas back when they released “Mort.” That’s an exceptional album and at the time, I was really just starting to explore metal and it was one of my earliest forays into Black Metal. It was a great place to start because it showed me that the music didn’t have to fall into a specific category and it really opened my eyes. Since then, I always wait with anticipation for their next record.
This is the second release from the band in 2011 and the second part of their “777” trilogy. The album starts where “777-Sect(s)” left off, but it quickly moves into new territory. This may be a Black Metal album, but it is one that is heavily influenced by industrial, gothic, new wave, post-rock and various other elements. Mostly mid-to-lower tempos with few blast beats, the guitars are rarely in the forefront and the vocals are few and far between.
This is simply another incredible release from an amazing band and, along with the “777-Sect(s)”, it’s a strong contender for album of the year.