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Release date: 2003
Style: Industrial black metal


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01. End
02. The Choir Of The Dead
03. Axis
04. The Fall
05. Metamorphosis
06. The Supreme Abstract
07. Our Blessed Frozen Cells
08. Devilish Essence
09. The Howling Of God
10. Inner Mental Cage
11. Density
12. Procession Of The Dead Clowns
13. Mighty Trust Krusher [Godflesh cover]


Vindsval - vocals, guitar
W.D. Feld - drums, electronics, keyboards
GhÖst - bass

Session musicians
Taysiah - vocals
Nahaim - guitars

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Stemming from the brain of twisted genius Vindsval emanates Blut Aus Nord's black metal masterpiece: "The Work Which Transforms God." With such a grandiose album title you'd expect nothing less from the French trio.

Imagine yourself stranded alone in a post-apocalyptic metropolis that's cloaked in a blanket of perpetual darkness and despair, violent storms evoking harrowing winds that crush the dead structures that surround you, all the while you cower pathetically in a tiny hole waiting for your timely death... This is just one of the countless possible nightmares this piece will allow you the displeasure of experiencing. I hate to talk about "atmospheres" when it comes to black metal as it seems a little contrived nowadays but with this album it's unavoidable. So, for the purpose of this review I'll restrict my description to simple, concise words:

published 06.01.2006 | Comments (44)

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esw1026 - 30.05.2012 at 02:22  
Rating: 10 One of my best albums of all time
Góral - 18.02.2013 at 13:38  
Rating: 10 Sometimes I really wanted to hide under the bed while listening this album. I'd recommend this anyone who is looking for a really strong experiences. Frighteningly good.
Boxcar Willy - 24.05.2013 at 05:11  
Rating: 9 Fucking Christ this is the sound of the impending mechanical apocalypse.
mz - 28.05.2013 at 17:40  
Rating: 10 This album is ridiculously good, maybe I am not well trained on my Black Metal but personally, in the contrary to most of fans who do not consider BM parts as good as industrial ones I love both BM and industrial/ambient tracks here .
Erik M. - 19.08.2013 at 17:19  
Rating: 9 Easily one of the sickest and most disturbing albums I've ever listened to. Never heard anything quite like this. Totally unique stuff.
mz - 27.08.2013 at 09:59  
Rating: 10
Written by Erik M. on 19.08.2013 at 17:19

Easily one of the sickest and most disturbing albums I've ever listened to. Never heard anything quite like this. Totally unique stuff.

The odd thing is that I gave this album to some of my friends which are totally not into extreme metal (or metal in general) and they liked this album a lot despite its disturbing and tortured nature.
caligulasremains - 06.10.2013 at 02:48  
Rating: 4 One of the most overrated albums i've ever heard.
Lit. - 06.10.2013 at 03:10  
Written by caligulasremains on 06.10.2013 at 02:48

One of the most overrated albums i've ever heard.

Judging by your preferred taste in black metal according to your band list, this band is obviously not for you.
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.10.2013 at 14:31  
Rating: 10 He seems to quite enjoy the Liber EPs though strangely, and apparently loves MV:II, which is the album in BaN's discog I personally would regard as the most overrated as it's just a rehash of an uninteresting and unspectacular meloblack sound with a tiny bit of prog thrown in. I can see why people wouldn't like this one, but calling it overrated is unfair considering it was practically a pioneer in sound and is probably quite influential.
Maco - 17.08.2014 at 09:31  
  I'll try this.
Dark†SymphonY - 28.08.2014 at 20:15  
Rating: 9 This album is just amazing, really love the grotesque atmospheric sound. 'Post-apocalyptic' is the best word to describe this and possibly one of the best used in metal IMO.
God Buster 鬼 - 04.09.2014 at 14:19  
Rating: 7 This album is a very compact like eating metal buffet however the 2nd & 5th track brought down the score.

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