Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II - Dialogue With The Stars


8.4 | 154 votes |
Release date: 23 February 2009
Style: Atmospheric black metal

Owners:

162 have it
17 want it


01. Acceptance (Aske)
02. Disciple's Libration (Lost In The Nine Worlds)
03. The Cosmic Echoes Of Non-Matter (Immaterial Voices Of The Fathers)
04. Translucent Body Of Air (Sutta Anapanasati)
05. The Formless Sphere (Beyond The Reason)
06. ...The Meditant (Dialogue With The Stars)
07. The Alcove Of Angels (Vipassana)
08. Antithesis Of The Flesh (...And Then Arises A New Essence)
09. Elevation

Line-up
Vindsval - guitars, keyboards, vocals
GhÖst - bass

Guest review by
Slayer666
Rating:
8.2
If you haven't heard of Blut Aus Nord, you're either an Amish person who doesn't use the internet, or you're a goddamn poser who listens to Dimmu Borgir and thinks they are the best black metal band around. I jest, of course, but if you really are into black metal, you owe it to yourself to check out these Frenchies, who happen to be one of the most intriguing bands from the mentioned genre nowadays. This is mostly due to their experimental/industrial releases, a la The Work Which Transforms God or their latest, not yet complete Sects 777 trilogy. However, you'll find that these guys are just as capable of releasing top-notch quality material that falls more into the spectrum of "conventional" rather than genre-breaking, and this album damn well proves it.

Read more ››
published 08.10.2011 | Comments (15)

Found in 11 lists
Top lists



Comments

Comments: 15   Visited by: 300 users
19.02.2011 - 03:23
Rating: 10
Nocturno-Inculto
This is a Great album, I fuckin love it!!!!
Loading...
27.02.2011 - 10:43
Rating: 8
Destructo
Probably the most mature album made by the band, in terms of songwriting, vocals, compositions, musicianship.....in short, everything !!! hehehe....
Loading...
01.11.2011 - 20:03
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
I have been going through the discography and reached this yesterday, it is just marvelous. made me realize how much I'm into BaN
----
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
Loading...
14.04.2012 - 20:24
Rating: 9
Xytraguptor
Hauntingly beautiful album with some really nice atmospheres.
Loading...
31.08.2012 - 15:22
Rating: 9
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
What an amazing piece of art...
Loading...
31.08.2012 - 15:48
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Although the execution is good, this such a piece of generic melodic black metal it is unbelievable,. I would rate this as one of BAN's three worst. The other two being MVI and Ultima Thulee. It doesn't even come close in quality to the rest of their brilliant discography.
----
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

Loading...
17.10.2013 - 03:47
Rating: 6
mz
This is one of the highest rated BaN records? :|
----
Giving my ears a rest from music.
Loading...
17.10.2013 - 12:15
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by mz on 17.10.2013 at 03:47

This is one of the highest rated BaN records? :|



yes, just like all generic melodeath gets rated high here, the worst BAN albums get the highest rating (I think Memoria Vetusta I is also rate extremely high) because of their middle of the road generic melodic black metal contents. It's easy listening music for most people so it gets rated highly.
----
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

Loading...
17.10.2013 - 12:40
Rating: 8
Masonics
I found the production a bit on the tinnier side of this record, and the vocals are bit muffled. If the production found that perfect balance, the record would have sounded more amazing than it was.
Loading...
17.10.2013 - 14:19
Rating: 6
mz
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.10.2013 at 12:15

Written by mz on 17.10.2013 at 03:47

This is one of the highest rated BaN records? :|



yes, just like all generic melodeath gets rated high here, the worst BAN albums get the highest rating (I think Memoria Vetusta I is also rate extremely high) because of their middle of the road generic melodic black metal contents. It's easy listening music for most people so it gets rated highly.


I am not the type of person who bashes albums and bands because of their melodic/accessible approach but the fact that BaN's greatest quality is pushing the boundaries and not producing well played generic music is undeniable. Without their experimental side, they could well be a band similar to tones of generic bands out there.
----
Giving my ears a rest from music.
Loading...
17.10.2013 - 14:27
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by mz on 17.10.2013 at 14:19

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.10.2013 at 12:15

Written by mz on 17.10.2013 at 03:47

This is one of the highest rated BaN records? :|



yes, just like all generic melodeath gets rated high here, the worst BAN albums get the highest rating (I think Memoria Vetusta I is also rate extremely high) because of their middle of the road generic melodic black metal contents. It's easy listening music for most people so it gets rated highly.


I am not the type of person who bashes albums and bands because of their melodic/accessible approach but the fact that BaN's greatest quality is pushing the boundaries and not producing well played generic music is undeniable. Without their experimental side, they could well be a band similar to tones of generic bands out there.



there are loads of melodic/accessible and also generic albums I find absolutely great. But BAN's strong points is pushing the boundaries as you say and imo their accessible/melodic/generic stuff is just really average.
----
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

Loading...
22.10.2013 - 01:06
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.10.2013 at 12:15

yes, just like all generic melodeath gets rated high here, the worst BAN albums get the highest rating (I think Memoria Vetusta I is also rate extremely high) because of their middle of the road generic melodic black metal contents. It's easy listening music for most people so it gets rated highly.


Don't know what to say really. I enjoyed this album immensely and wouldn't say this is generic at all. Even though their industrial approach is more original (obviously), it doesn't necessarily mean their melodic approach is average. I know you're aware of this, but I just felt like pointing this out.

But I agree that it's easy-listening music. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily, and definitely not in this case.
Loading...
22.10.2013 - 01:24
Vombatus
Potorro
^This.

Some people look down on the MV albums for the simple reason it is not as original as the industrial stuff. Yet they seem to forget that within the meloblack genre, they are among the best ones ever crafted (MV:I for sure; MV:II not that much though, it's actually my least favorite BaN album ). Both sides of the band are excellent in their own field.

But I still do agree that MS is quite terrible when it comes to ratings, one should never take them as a valid reference unless you fall into the biglabel/proggy/melodeath fan category of metalhead.
Loading...
22.10.2013 - 01:29
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
I'd still much rather listen to The Eye than BaN's meloblack stuff.
Loading...
23.10.2015 - 22:36
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Desert Mouse
Not mind-blowing, and nowhere near as good as some of their other releases, but I like it. Maybe not original at all, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it anyway.
----
"It is not your sin—it is your self-satisfaction that crieth unto heaven; your very sparingness in sin crieth unto heaven!

Where is the lightning to lick you with its tongue? Where is the frenzy with which ye should be inoculated?"

Loading...

Hits total: 8143 | This month: 54