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3 stars Kveldssanger is norwegian band Ulverīs second album. Ulver was at the time of the release considered a black metal band, so many people was surprised when they learned that Kveldssanger is a folky nordic acoustic guitar album with sporadic singing in the majestic nordic style. Retrospectively seen itīs not as surprising as it was back then. Ulver has over the years released many experimental prog rock/ metal/ eletronic albums so they can definitely not be considered a typical black metal band.

The music on Kveldssanger is very beatiful and very subtle for the most part. There are no growling vocals or anything remotely resembling black metal. Most songs are short acoustic guitar pieces while a few songs has singing and even fewer has drumming ( You canīt really call it drumming, itīs more like percussion). Itīs not very exciting technically but it is beautiful. I heard a flute in one of the songs too and a cello, so the album is not trivial.

The musicianship is good and personal and Garmīs clean singing is always a joy.

The production is good. The music is very simple and I think the production suits the music well.

Even though this is definitely not my prefered taste I canīt help thinking that Kveldssanger is a good album. When youīre in the right mood it can send shivers down your spine, but if youīre not in the right mood it can seem a bit boring. Iīll go for a 3 star rating for this album.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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