Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

FLEURETY / Department of Apocalyptic Affairs [2000]

Avant garde black metal from Norway!  Sounds grim doesn’t it?  Fleurety are different, they developed an atonal jazzy sound beneath the surface that often peeks through when least expected or takes over completely; initially it sounds wrong but on repeated listens begins to make sense.  Most songs go through a number of changes musically that may frustrate a listener when they don’t stick to the bit you like most.  Ironically, for me that’s part of the charm.
With guest musicians from the likes of Mayhem, Ulver, Arcturus, Beyond Dawn, Ved Buens Ende and more, it’s a smorgasbord of genre greats.  Not for the unadventurous.

Songs of Note: Exterminators; Barb Wire Smile (Snap Ant Version)

4 is it meant to sound like that? out of 5

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