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Duration: Album
Style: Black/Gothic Metal Special Attributes: Reissue
Record Label: Season Of Mist Genre: Metal
ILDJARN Forest Poetry CD

ILDJARN Forest Poetry CD


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 With all of the black metal-influenced punk that has been popping up like plague sores over the past decade, a reissue campaign for the first three Ildjarn albums that laid the groundwork for this sort of slime has been long overdue; as far as I'm concerned, Ildjarn's earliest records are ground zero for the "blackened punk" sound, a filthy low-fi assault of noxious three-chord guitar riffs and monotonous thrashing tempos and snarling vocals choking on black blood. A one-man band formed by Vidar Vaaer in 1991, Ildjarn was a contemporary of other Norwegian black metal outfits like Enslaved, Mayhem, Burzum and Emperor (and had in fact been a member of Ihshan's pre-Emperor Thou Shalt Suffer), but sounded totally unlike his peers, going for a much more savage and punk-influenced sound that more often resembled some rabid, barbaric strain of hardcore than the more baroque directions that bands like Emperor were heading in. After releasing a handful of demo cassettes earlier in the decade, Ildjarn finally began to release a stream of albums midway through the 90s, the first three albums all coming out over a two year period from 1995 to 1996, the self titled debut, Forest Poetry and Strength And Anger. After that, Ildjarn would go on to explore a radically different style of music via a series of largely ambient recordings that were co-produced with new member Nidhogg; these later albums were icy, serene synthesizer driftscapes that, while pretty enjoyable for fans of dark 70's-style space music, were more like Tangerine Dream and nothing like the band's roots in crazed blasting violence. Those first three albums remain essential assaults of primitive Norwegian hatred though, and anyone who has been grooving on the filthy, violent aggression of bands like Bone Awl, Willing Feet, Malveillance and Sump in recent years needs to get their hands on these records as soon as possible. Not that that was easy until recently; these albums were all tough to find in the past, so the new Season Of Mist reissues are much appreciated. Now available on both CD and on limited-edition gatefold 2xLP (hand-numbered in an edition of five hundred copies) with new and improved album art, all three are crucial attacks of frostbitten necro-punk barbarism.
   The third and final album in Season Of Mist's Ildjarn reissue campaign, Forest Poetry was originally released back in 1996 on Norse League Productions and featured twenty-two tracks of Ildjarn's trademark brand of blown-out low-fi black metal primitivism. Like the other early Ildjarn albums, there's no skimping on the brutality as he pummels the listener with one short blast of monotonous buzzsaw riffage, distorted chaos and sloppy, hesitant trashcan drumming after another, the whole assault stretching out for nearly an hour. And also as with the previous albums, the sound is utterly raw and barbaric, songs made up of little more than a riff or two of evil-sounding minor key twang n' buzz, his vocals a putrid guttural howl buried way down in the mix, songs suddenly dropping out or seemingly cut off abruptly without warning. It's got that same hardcore punk feel, that Negative Approach/Discharge-gone-necro simplicity and savagery, with a knack for creating catchy riffs behind all of the atavistic sonic violence; if you've got a taste for terminally raw and ugly noise like this, it'll be impossible to not find yourself nodding along to songs like "Clashing Of Swords", "Cold And Waste" and "Midnight Interval". There's none of the blackened post-mortem electronic drones that appeared on the previous album, nor any of the kosmische Tangerine Dream style ambient nor even any of the slower, more noise rock-like tracks that appeared on previous albums (although the weirdly angular "Descending" does come close); Forest Poetry is the most relentless of all of the early Ildjarn albums, every song a fast paced rush of gnarly three-chord blackened hatred.   © CRUCIAL BLAST
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