Ihsahn - Das Seelenbrechen

7.7 | 204 votes |
Release date: 22 October 2013
Style: Extreme progressive metal, Avantgarde metal


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The Best Avantgarde/Experimental Metal Album Of 2013

Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan - all instruments, vocals

Session musicians
Tobias Ørnes Andersen - drums
Heidi "Ihriel" Solberg Tveitan - vocals

Additional info
Recorded and produced by Ihsahn at Mnemosyne Studio, except drums recorded at Jake Joint Studio.
Mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren.

Design by Ritxi Ostáriz.
Photos by Heidi S. Tveitan.

Recorded with support from "Fond for lyd og bilde".

Staff review by
At this point into his career, I think it's pretty fair to say that Ihsahn has developed a very "love it or hate it" type of vibe with his solo work. Either you love the man's introspective mind and the creative twists and turns he takes his music on (*raises hand*), or you think that this "extreme progressive" shit is all just a bunch of superfluous fluff, and he needs to get over himself and get back to some As The Shadows Rise-esque material. While Ihsahn's first efforts did generally contain enough BM elements to keep some of the kvlt pvrists pleased, it was 2010's After that saw him embarking on some more daring and unconventional voyages, a pattern he's continued ever since, and which arguably comes full circle with his fifth effort.

published 23.10.2013 | Comments (15)

Guest review by
Das Seelenbrechen marks the 5th release of Norwegian musician Ihsahn. Vegard "Ihsahn" Tveitan is a musician who has been around ever since the early 1990's releasing material under different monikers. We have his work in Emperor which is highly regarded and after Emperor disbanded, he continued his musical path with the band his wife founded, Peccatum. In both bands, Ihsahn managed to release memorable material and it was only after both projects were dropped that he began focusing on his solo career.

published 24.08.2014 | Comments (1)

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30.01.2014 - 17:13
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
This new album of Herr Tveitan left me with a great impression. The tracks are pretty diverse, but, at the same time, like pieces of a jigsaw, connect perfectly to form a whole picture. At times it sounds a bit like free jazz (not that I'm complaining - I love free jazz) and at times it reminds me of Sunn O))). Not an easy album to listen to, but still an enjoyable one.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
12.09.2014 - 03:11
Rating: 5
Au Pays Natal
The last half of the album really lost me. So sad too, it starts off so well. Very disappointing.
08.02.2016 - 06:45
Rating: 8

Honestly, this is one of Ihsahn's better albums, especially after Eremita. I understand why most people can't get past the first three or four tracks, but Ihsahn definitely moved into territory that is really up my alley.

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