Release date: February 1995
Style: Folk black metal

Rating:

8.7 | 306 votes

Owners:

374 have it
33 want it


01. I Troldskog Faren Vild
02. Soelen Gaaer Bag Aase Need
03. Graablick Blev Hun Vaer
04. Een Stemme Locker
05. Bergtatt - Ind I Fjeldkamrene

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Reviews (2)
Lyrics (5)


Line-up
Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg - vocals
Håvard "Lemarchand" Jørgensen - guitars, keyboards
Thorbjørn "Aismal" "Tykje" Pedersen - guitars
Erik "AiwarikiaR" Lancelot - drums, flutes
Hugh "Skoll" Steven James Mingay - bass

Session musicians
Alf Gaaskjønli - cello

Guest review by
Dale

Rating:
8.0
Ulver is one of those bands that will never cease to either amaze or disappoint, and from where i stand, im always amazed.

We've seen Ulver create an album of straight forward and harsh black metal, and we've seen them release an album based entirely around acoustic guitars, clean vocals and a few other folkish elements. The album 'Bergtatt' falls somewhere in between the two, combining elements of both. While its not the most original sound ive heard, it sounds damn good.

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published 02.09.2003 | Comments (18)

Guest review by
Ulven i Manden

Rating:
10
How can I describe and estimate album which was my first of Black/Folk Metal? Is it possible to be objective? When something like "Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler" describes how a classical Black/Folk Metal LP should sound, you probably guess that my opinion about this can't be objective. But "objective" is not a essence of the good review...

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published 20.12.2006 | Comments (24)

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ThunderAxe1989 - 06.04.2012 at 21:17  
  Undoubtedly their best release to date. I can say that without fear of contradiction. Superb!
Bad English - 08.04.2012 at 04:06  
  I have listening 1th 3 albums this week, best is no doubt 5 Chapters, I realy enjoy it good epic BM, whit lil sypho touch , realy great, lil agollachisy style but ok maybe stupid compare but still, this is awesome albums , best and they never will create such epic and awesome album
Array - 08.04.2012 at 04:14  
Rating: 10
Written by Bad English on 08.04.2012 at 04:06

I have listening 1th 3 albums this week, best is no doubt 5 Chapters, I realy enjoy it good epic BM, whit lil sypho touch , realy great, lil agollachisy style but ok maybe stupid compare but still, this is awesome albums , best and they never will create such epic and awesome album

Yea you should forget about that Agalloch right away. Sympho? You must mean Folk. I don't know about you but the MADRIGAL is the epic record of this band. Wolf all the way,
Bad English - 08.04.2012 at 04:29  
 
Written by Array on 08.04.2012 at 04:14

Written by Bad English on 08.04.2012 at 04:06

I have listening 1th 3 albums this week, best is no doubt 5 Chapters, I realy enjoy it good epic BM, whit lil sypho touch , realy great, lil agollachisy style but ok maybe stupid compare but still, this is awesome albums , best and they never will create such epic and awesome album

Yea you should forget about that Agalloch right away. Sympho? You must mean Folk. I don't know about you but the MADRIGAL is the epic record of this band. Wolf all the way,


dont understand all lyhteraly and 1th album there is not all time pure BM sound its lil mild I its lil softer lil melo parts on it its not same sound like in hymn Ulver
Array - 08.04.2012 at 04:32  
Rating: 10
Written by Bad English on 08.04.2012 at 04:29

...

You're just confusing on purpose.
JD - 08.04.2012 at 05:25  
Rating: 9 I wouldn't mind if the staff banned the comments on albums, because it's getting ridiculous.
Troy Killjoy - 08.04.2012 at 05:57  
 
Written by JD on 08.04.2012 at 05:25
I wouldn't mind if the staff banned the comments on albums, because it's getting ridiculous.

Not gonna happen. It's not different than comments in band threads.

Just because k7 plagues this place with his god-awful sense of typing doesn't mean we're going to limit the amount of potential conversations for others by eradicating one of the most popular thread types.
Dàibh - 21.05.2012 at 18:29  
Rating: 10 This album deserves no less than a '10 - Perfect' rating in my opinion.
BoxCar Willy - 22.05.2012 at 21:44  
  I listened to the first three track on the bus this morning and was kinda disappointed. It was good, but not "10" good.
Oaken - 22.05.2012 at 21:50  
Rating: 9
Written by BoxCar Willy on 22.05.2012 at 21:44

I listened to the first three track on the bus this morning and was kinda disappointed. It was good, but not "10" good.

The clean vocals on track 1 disappointed you? When I was first listening to it while using headphones, I thought someone behind me from outside was singing. Garm's vocals slay big balls.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.05.2012 at 21:51  
Rating: 7 Ah, one of those albums I used to quote as being one of my all time favourites, before I finally realised I only ever listen to the first track and skipped the rest.
BoxCar Willy - 22.05.2012 at 21:52  
 
Written by Oaken on 22.05.2012 at 21:50

Written by BoxCar Willy on 22.05.2012 at 21:44

I listened to the first three track on the bus this morning and was kinda disappointed. It was good, but not "10" good.

The clean vocals on track 1 disappointed you? When I was first listening to it while using headphones, I thought someone behind me from outside was singing. Garm's vocals slay big balls.

I didn't really notice anything too special about them. Everything on here I had heard before, however I guess these guys are the originals though...
snake? snaaaake! - 22.05.2012 at 21:54  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.05.2012 at 21:51

Ah, one of those albums I used to quote as being one of my all time favourites, before I finally realised I only ever listen to the first track and skipped the rest.

HAHA thats totally what I do, I cant remember much after track 1, but the first track is amazing.
Mr. Doctor - 22.05.2012 at 21:56  
 
Written by BoxCar Willy on 22.05.2012 at 21:52
Everything on here I had heard before, however I guess these guys are the originals though...


Which is exactly why it is 10 worthy imo. A compact album with no filler. Way ahead of its time if you ask me with so many bands nowdays owning so much to this album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.05.2012 at 21:57  
Rating: 7
Written by snake? snaaaake! on 22.05.2012 at 21:54

HAHA thats totally what I do, I cant remember much after track 1, but the first track is amazing.

Yep, I know the first track like the back of my hand but the rest of the tracks could be anything to me
BoxCar Willy - 22.05.2012 at 21:59  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.05.2012 at 21:56

Written by BoxCar Willy on 22.05.2012 at 21:52
Everything on here I had heard before, however I guess these guys are the originals though...


Which is exactly why it is 10 worthy imo. A compact album with no filler. Way ahead of its time if you ask me with so many bands nowdays owning so much to this album.

I don't know, I've heard better, even if this is ahead of it's time.
Mr. Doctor - 22.05.2012 at 22:00  
 
Written by BoxCar Willy on 22.05.2012 at 21:59

I don't know, I've heard better, even if this is ahead of it's time.


I suggest you to give it more listen. To me it was a grower.... Specially if you heard 3 tracks.... in the bus
Pretty much the prime example of how I don't check out music.

To me this album packs way more forest than many BM's entire discographies. Great atmosphere.
BoxCar Willy - 22.05.2012 at 22:08  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.05.2012 at 22:00

Written by BoxCar Willy on 22.05.2012 at 21:59

I don't know, I've heard better, even if this is ahead of it's time.


I suggest you to give it more listen. To me it was a grower.... Specially if you heard 3 tracks.... in the bus
Pretty much the prime example of how I don't check out music.

To me this album packs way more forest than many BM's entire discographies. Great atmosphere.

I'll probably listen to it on the way home (also on the bus ) and maybe at home, if I'm not busy.
Oaken - 23.05.2012 at 00:50  
Rating: 9
Written by snake? snaaaake! on 22.05.2012 at 21:54

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.05.2012 at 21:51

Ah, one of those albums I used to quote as being one of my all time favourites, before I finally realised I only ever listen to the first track and skipped the rest.

HAHA thats totally what I do, I cant remember much after track 1, but the first track is amazing.

Track 1 slays, but the whole album is strong. It's been a long time since I've listened to it. I feel like doing it soon.
BoxCar Willy - 23.05.2012 at 01:36  
  Listened to it again, it was better than the first, but still not mind blowing.

7.8/10
LordHypnos - 21.10.2012 at 17:28  
  Lol sounds like Agalloch. Was Agalloch influenced by this band?
Mr. Doctor - 21.10.2012 at 18:03  
 
Written by LordHypnos on 21.10.2012 at 17:28

Lol sounds like Agalloch. Was Agalloch influenced by this band?


I would definitely say so.
Dentura - 05.12.2012 at 03:43  
Rating: 8 This album is great, and their later works are awesome as well!.
Erik M. - 22.12.2012 at 00:01  
Rating: 9 Truly unique album. I like it a lot. And yeah, I can definitely hear where Agalloch got their inspiration from.

Some people are saying the first track is the best. I disagree: the last track is definitely my favourite, which might have got something to do with the vocals (the clean ones are good, but I prefer the screams to those), but it also has everything you'd want in a track, as in variety.
Erik M. - 24.12.2012 at 00:00  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.05.2012 at 21:57

Written by snake? snaaaake! on 22.05.2012 at 21:54

HAHA thats totally what I do, I cant remember much after track 1, but the first track is amazing.

Yep, I know the first track like the back of my hand but the rest of the tracks could be anything to me


I actually like the first track the least out of all tracks... weird to see everyone here likes the first track so much. I think the last track is brilliant, definitely my favourite, but I like them all.
Mr. Doctor - 24.12.2012 at 00:10  
 
Written by Erik M. on 24.12.2012 at 00:00
I actually like the first track the least out of all tracks... weird to see everyone here likes the first track so much. I think the last track is brilliant, definitely my favourite, but I like them all.


I wouldn't call it weird at all. The reason is very simple: It's the one that surprises you the most by being first and for having most clean vocals as far as I remember... I can totally see how that track surprised a good amount of people back in the day so that's the reason most people remember the album.
@gent_-_orange - 24.12.2012 at 00:20  
 
Written by LordHypnos on 21.10.2012 at 17:28

Lol sounds like Agalloch. Was Agalloch influenced by this band?

Yeh they were, I cant remember which Interview it was but I heard / Read one of the members (John I think) say clear as day that Ulver was one of their biggest influences when forming Agalloch.
dark.scream - 27.07.2013 at 12:19  
  Great album!!but the running part in capitel 3 is too long..:P
Lustful Maid - 26.10.2013 at 21:47  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.05.2012 at 21:51

Ah, one of those albums I used to quote as being one of my all time favourites, before I finally realised I only ever listen to the first track and skipped the rest.

Then from now on you've to skip the first track and keep on listening to the rest for 100 times, finally you will realize this album is more than 7.
This album is more to show off the "detailed and beautiful sounds of musical instruments", not really the atmospsheric parts of black metal, therefore there're great isolations in between harsh vocals and guitar works.
!J.O.O.E.! - 26.10.2013 at 22:31  
Rating: 7
Written by Lustful Maid on 26.10.2013 at 21:47

Then from now on you've to skip the first track and keep on listening to the rest for 100 times, finally you will realize this album is more than 7.
This album is more to show off the "detailed and beautiful sounds of musical instruments", not really the atmospsheric parts of black metal, therefore there're great isolations in between harsh vocals and guitar works.

There's far too much fantastic music in the world for me to listen to than dedicate my time to this.
Dima - 12.01.2014 at 16:18  
Rating: 7 Killer voice. First track was great. Rest were forgettable.
HellriderRising - 30.03.2014 at 13:53  
  Awesome debut. I would love to buy it.
telephonebear - 17.04.2014 at 19:43  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.10.2012 at 18:03

Written by LordHypnos on 21.10.2012 at 17:28

Lol sounds like Agalloch. Was Agalloch influenced by this band?


I would definitely say so.


yeah, agalloch always cite ulver as their main influence and favourite band around at the time

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