Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler mp3 flac
- Album: Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
- MP3: 1447 mb | FLAC: 1672 mb
- Released: 1995
- Style: Folk Rock, Black Metal
- Rating: 4.7/5
- Votes: 449
- Format: WAV MIDI AUD MPC AA AIFF RA
As Emperor the previous year, Ulver conceive a tribute to nature forces: but here grandeur and epic emphasis are subdued to intimate and mysterious atmospheres. If In the Nightside Eclipse is a cosmic voyage, Bergtatt is a wandering in the deep of a forest.
The album was recorded at Endless Lydstudio in Oslo in November and December 1994 with Kristian Romsøe as engineer and co-producer. The album was praised for its unique atmosphere and was described as mysterious, melancholic, eerie, and oddly tranquil.
I often refer to this album as the epitome of Norwegian black metal. Never before have I heard a black metal album with as much sincerity as this. I feel like Ulver was really trying to make something amazing here. They didn’t want to make another generic black metal album with psuedo-evil undertones that will inevitably be disregarded by genuine music fans. An album like Bergtatt is a reaction to a music scene that was filled to the brim with clichés and social pressures to make a specific thing. It tells the story of a girl wandering off into a forest. In Norwegian Folklore, the term Spellbound refers to people that are lured into forests or mountains by mythical creatures. I get the sense that Ulver really felt the story that they were telling, and the story wasn’t just thrown on as window dressing.
By: Ulver (1995, Rock). The Assassination Of Julius Caesar by Ulver. Svidd Neger (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Ulver. ATGCLVLSSCAP by Ulver. Blood Inside by Ulver. Themes From William Blake’s The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell by Ulver.
Ulver would go on to release 'Kveldssanger'; an album where the music was neofolk entirely, and then 'Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden'; a truly grim and raw black metal album in its entirety. Both of these albums are excellent, but 'Bergtatt' is the strongest of the trio, since it incorporates the best of both worlds.
Bergtatt is Ulver’s first album, as well as the first of their Black Metal Trilogie, which includes Kveldssanger and Nattens Madrigal. Out of those three, this is definitely the best. Kveldssanger, which is a purely folk album (ironic that it’s a part of the Black Metal Trilogie, huh"), tends to drag a bit and Nattens Madrigal is just impossible to listen to sometimes due to its extremely heavy, raw sound and awful production. One thing that is sort of unusual about this album is the production quality. Everything sounds great; all the instruments get equal treatment as far as the mix goes, and everything can be heard loud and clear. Good production is atypical for the black metal genre but once again, Ulver chose to exceed the boundaries and standards set by other bands. Other black metal bands almost seem to take pride in the low production quality of their albums, but this is not so with Bergtatt.
Only for completionists (1%).
The lyrics are primarily in archaic Danish, while some bits are in dialectal Norwegian.