Vintersorg - The Focusing Blur

7.8 | 116 votes |
Release date: 16 February 2004
Style: Black metal, Progressive metal, Folk metal


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01. Prologue Dialogue - The Reason
02. The Essence
03. The Thesises Seasons
04. Matrix Odyssey
05. Star Puzzled
06. A Sphere In A Sphere? (To Infinity)
07. A Microscopical Macrocosm
08. Blindsight Complexity
09. Dark Matter Mystery - Blackbody Spectrum
10. Curtains
11. Artifacts Of Chaos
12. Epilogue Metalogue - Sharpen Your Mind Tools

Mattias "Matte" Marklund - guitars
Vintersorg - all instruments, programming, vocals

Session musicians
Asgeir Mickelson - drums
Steve DiGiorgio - bass

Guest musicians
Lazare - narration, hammond

Additional info
Recording locations:
Seven Stars, Waves: keyboards and loops, 2002-2003;
Ballerina Audio AB: vocals, guitars, editing and FX, June 2003.
TopRoom Studio: drums, bass and additional hammond, September 2003.

Vintersorg and Mattias Marklund at Seven Stars and Waves.
Nils Johansson at Ballerina Audio AB.
Børge Finstad at TopRoom Studio.

Produced by the Vintersorgs.
Mixed at TopRoom Studio, September 2003.
Mastered at Masterhuset.
Grammatical corrections and suggestions by Jeff Wagner and Steve DiGiorgio.
Photos by Nina Muhonen.
Booklet and CD design by Andreas Enqvist.

Staff review by
It's quite funny that something you always said you don't like turns up to be very good.
It happen all of us and it's going to go on happen to.
The latest additional in my case is Vintersorg, the Swedish band that mix Black Metal with Heavy and Folk, but I guess you already knew that.
I got their new album and my reaction, before listening to it, was like "damn, why do I have to review this?" but as I said, that was before I had listen to it.

published 03.02.2004 | Comments (4)

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25.06.2011 - 22:19
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I could never understand why this particular album is rated this low. Quirky, off-the-norm, prog folk metal that's actually very enjoyable and has a high replay value. Criminally underrated.
04.05.2013 - 12:36
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
This album is a pinnacle of Vintersorg's trip into the world of progressive musical patterns (with slight avant-garde touch) and deep philosophical themes. Simply a brilliant work. I guess, it has such a low rating (in comparison with other band's albums) for the reason that it's their least accessible work so far.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"

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