This is one of the most beautiful albums I've listened to in a million years. Period.
Behind the moniker Weh stands one Erik Evju, a Norwegian who
certainly has the sombre darkness of northern shores in his heart and has the
talent to express it too.
With one exception, namely the song The Unborn, a slightly happy,
singer-songwriter inspired and in this cellection sligthly inappropriate tune,
the eight songs of 'En Natt Kom Doed' (Death Came One Night if I get
the Norwegian title right) carry a lot of drama, yet at the same time a strong
sensibility and deep sadness in them, and all of this brilliantly conveyed
mainly by Erik's voice and an acoustic guitar. Synths, mandolin and other
instrumentation is also used, and, I might add, cleverly so.
This has very little to do with heavy metal, but, dammit, it's wonderful music
for those of us with a penchant for dark, sentimental music with a bit of nerve.