Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification


7.9 | 130 votes |
Release date: 11 November 2011
Style: Industrial black metal

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01. Epitome VII
02. Epitome VIII
03. Epitome IX
04. Epitome X
05. Epitome XI
06. Epitome XII
07. Epitome XIII

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

Additional info
Release dates:

November 11: Europe
November 15: North America

Guest review by
VloRD
Rating:
9.4
777 - The Desanctification is the second part of the "777" trilogy which has so far been exhilarating enough to casually brush shoulders with one by their natal peers, Deathspell Omega. With the second part, Blut Aus Nord decided to go with a radically different sound when compared to 777 - Sect(s).

The chaos from 777 - Sect(s) is shunned in favor of much more repeating and structured song writing. It's now more brooding and resonating. While 777 - Sect(s) was a little more varied, this record is monolithic rather than diverse; it's unnerving rather than disorienting; it's breathtaking rather than suffocating. It makes the previous record look like a clumsy mess, and the previous record was nothing to scoff at. It makes you marvel at the caliber of these Frenchmen.

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published 10.02.2012 | Comments (3)

"The nauseating madness has been cast aside in favour of a slower, pounding industrial, typically Blut Aus Nord; absolutely not a novelty for this band, yet a strengthening of their experimental side, as well as a worthy second chapter of the trilogy... morbid and disquieting, rather than twisted and unpredictable. Always apocalyptic of course." - Kenos

A perfect descriptive testimony of the strengths of Blut Aus Nord.

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21.11.2011 - 21:22
Night Sight
Yes,that's damn great!maybe if it has vocals and was not all instrumental i appreciated it more than now.this is very simple and catchy. that's what i expected from black metal in 2011 .great black metal album of the year!
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21.11.2011 - 21:26
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Blut aus Nord being referred to as "simple"? That's a new one.

Joe I'm sure you have something to say about that.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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21.11.2011 - 21:27
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
I can't be mean to girls. I'm too much of a sexist. She can just make me a bacon sandwich and clean my kitchen to make up for it.
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25.11.2011 - 07:17
Frank Sinistra
Definitely one of the best release of the year
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26.11.2011 - 00:55
Rating: 8
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
This album makes me want to get shit done. Goals, inspiration, excitement, anticipation, commitment, this album's ebb and flow light a fire in my belly.
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08.12.2011 - 02:18
Slinky666
Account deleted
Great! I find this music to have elements of hypnosis or trance, for example in Epitome VIII. Beware and buy!
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11.12.2011 - 22:06
Rating: 8
The Brown Umber
This is a good album indeed. i really like Epitome X
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18.04.2014 - 18:00
Dima
Talk about leisured mind crushing...
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20.10.2014 - 23:34
Rating: 9
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Best of the 777 trilogy and quite possibly my favorite BAN album period. The drumming, the groove, the spine tingling dissonance... simply otherworldly
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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21.10.2014 - 12:12
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Apothecary on 20.10.2014 at 23:34

Best of the 777 trilogy and quite possibly my favorite BAN album period. The drumming, the groove, the spine tingling dissonance... simply otherworldly


Have the same opinion The album has something special...
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21.10.2014 - 15:04
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
The best of the 777s for sure, but was quickly outshone by Liber II I think. If it had better production and sound it might rival it, however, but the fake mechanical sound of the 777s really bottlenecks the potential of them.
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21.10.2014 - 15:52
Rating: 9
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.10.2014 at 15:04

The best of the 777s for sure, but was quickly outshone by Liber II I think. If it had better production and sound it might rival it, however, but the fake mechanical sound of the 777s really bottlenecks the potential of them.

Are the vocals being played in reverse here? Always wondered how exactly he achieved that sound with them
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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21.10.2014 - 16:01
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Apothecary on 21.10.2014 at 15:52

Are the vocals being played in reverse here? Always wondered how exactly he achieved that sound with them

I assume there was supposed to be a youtube link in this comment

I guess you mean at the start here?



Or do you mean in general? It does sound like it's being played backwards. He could just be ad-libbing it though. I guess the only way to tell is to play the song backwards and know French.

Speaking of vocals in reverse I always quite liked what Akercocke did here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTkhKXFYCvk
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21.10.2014 - 16:33
Rating: 9
Apothecary
Drone Strike
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.10.2014 at 16:01

I assume there was supposed to be a youtube link in this comment
I guess you mean at the start here?

Actually no, there wasn't, but you're right that it's most noticeable on Epitome VII (and elsewhere in the album, such as X as well). Cool effect, however Vindsval might've achieved it.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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15.03.2015 - 18:44
Rating: 9
Jaeryd
Desert Mouse
Just started getting in to BaN, and I feel like I'm really going to like this trilogy. Will get into it when I have the time, but in the meantime, I decided to buy the limited Vinyl copy of this album. I saw it on the web, and it looked so fucking cool that I just had to have it, regardless of the quality of the music (which, judging by the comments, is really fucking good anyway). I'm excited to give it a spin when I get it, but I'll make sure to listen to the first of the 777 albums before I do so.
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"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?"

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23.11.2016 - 02:55
Vombatus
Potorro
The solo on Epitome VIII is still the most glorious thing. That tone God damn it! Up there with Procession of the blessed frozen cells and Level-1 as the best of best of BaN.
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11.12.2016 - 03:50
VIG
Written by Paz on 09.11.2011 at 20:51

What a great album!

BLVT AUS NORD is a group for whom there are no boundaries, genres and musical trends are an illusion. I can't describe in words what I felt while listening to this, simply a wonderful experience. These tones absorbing the listener like a black hole...

Already I can't wait for the last part of the trilogy, and I'm sure it will be perfect.

BLVT AUS NORD > RoW

How would you rank Blut Aus Nord's Full Length albums?
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11.12.2016 - 12:28
Paz
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Written by VIG on 11.12.2016 at 03:50

How would you rank Blut Aus Nord's Full Length albums?

Huh, after all these years this trilogy is not as exciting as I initially thought... Anyway, here's my ranking:

1) The Work Which Transforms God - 9,6/10
2) Thematic Emanation Of Archetypal Multiplicity [EP] - 8,7/10
3) MoRT - 8,5/10
4) Odinist - 8,4/10
5) 777 - The Desanctification - 7,5/10
6) 777 - Sect(s) - 7,4/10
7) 777 - Cosmosophy - 7,3/10
8) The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion - 7/10
9) Ultima Thulée - 6,8/10
10) Memoria Vetusta I - 6,7/10
11) Memoria Vetusta II - 6,5/10
12) Memoria Vetusta III - 6,4/10

Something like that
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11.12.2016 - 13:46
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Paz on 11.12.2016 at 12:28

Huh, after all these years this trilogy is not as exciting as I initially thought... Anyway, here's my ranking:

1) The Work Which Transforms God - 9,6/10
2) Thematic Emanation Of Archetypal Multiplicity [EP] - 8,7/10
3) MoRT - 8,5/10
4) Odinist - 8,4/10
5) 777 - The Desanctification - 7,5/10
6) 777 - Sect(s) - 7,4/10
7) 777 - Cosmosophy - 7,3/10
8) The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion - 7/10
9) Ultima Thulée - 6,8/10
10) Memoria Vetusta I - 6,7/10
11) Memoria Vetusta II - 6,5/10
12) Memoria Vetusta III - 6,4/10

Something like that

I might give different ratings and orders to the top 3, but that order looks like how I would do it too. I'd probably slip Liber II somewhere in the top 4 if it were included.
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11.12.2016 - 14:51
Paz
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.12.2016 at 13:46

I might give different ratings and orders to the top 3, but that order looks like how I would do it too.

You do love MoRT, don't you?
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11.12.2016 - 15:10
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Paz on 11.12.2016 at 14:51

You do love MoRT, don't you?

Haha, yeah. Still not sure what my top 3 order would be but it would be some variation of yours.
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11.12.2016 - 15:42
Paz
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.12.2016 at 15:10

Still not sure what my top 3 order would be but it would be some variation of yours.

One thing is certain though, his latest albums are quiet forgettable
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11.12.2016 - 15:46
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Paz on 11.12.2016 at 15:42

One thing is certain though, his latest albums are quiet forgettable

Yeah sadly. Aside from the De Librio Arbitrio track I don't think I've touched anything BaN have done since Liber III more than a couple of times at most.
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11.12.2016 - 16:05
3rdWorld
Offline
MoRT is the best shiz. Apart from that, I do enjoy the Liber eps and 777 albums. Everything else by them comes after this for me.

On topic though, I think its hard for me to pick a favorite among the 777 trilogy because it just depends on my mood. But its the last one I guess, mostly because it is the most electronic and far away from bm in the trilogy. True, it might sound weak but I like the ambient-ish electronic soundscapes there.
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12.12.2016 - 00:55
Mik
Written by 3rdWorld on 11.12.2016 at 16:05

MoRT is the best shiz. Apart from that, I do enjoy the Liber eps and 777 albums. Everything else by them comes after this for me.

On topic though, I think its hard for me to pick a favorite among the 777 trilogy because it just depends on my mood. But its the last one I guess, mostly because it is the most electronic and far away from bm in the trilogy. True, it might sound weak but I like the ambient-ish electronic soundscapes there.

You like those albums more than twwtg? Definitely a rare opinion.
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12.12.2016 - 01:00
Mik
I would rank this probably in my top 3 BaN records. Definitely the best of the triology, has the right balance of atmosphere and its even quite catchy which I like.
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12.12.2016 - 07:26
3rdWorld
Offline
Written by Mik on 12.12.2016 at 00:55

You like those albums more than twwtg? Definitely a rare opinion.

Yes its quite a weird opinion indeed. Teeth always sound sonically weak to me, to be blunt it isn't heavy or dark enough I know I shouldn't look for those elements there but still I can't seem to ignore that aspect when I listen to it.
I recently did visit back the 777 trilogy just to make sure if I still liked and I definitely did enjoy it a lot and the last more because it was the least catchy and was fittingly climatic and apocalyptic.
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