Blut Aus Nord
777 Sect(s)
Style: Industrial black metal
Release date: 22 April, 2011
Playing time: 45:00

I've really been struggling to make up my mind if I like this album by French industrial/black metal avantgardist outfit Blut Aus Nord. As you can see from the rating, I landed somewhere in between good and bad, but mostly inclined to the good side.

First of, bands like Blut Aus Nord are necessary in the metal genre. We need to be challenged. That doesn't mean that all challenging music is good - on the contrary. Much of the socalled avantgarde is challenging in a contrived manner, and that is something I can rarely bear listening to. Then you have the bands that are challenging their surroundings by simply being offensive to the ears - i.e. noisy. Like Neurosis. Whom I'm definitely not a fan of.

Blut Aus Nord create a universe of their own; it's a cold, grim place where little hope of happiness is present. Darkness abounds in this atmosphere of howling guitars and occasional screams. If you're feeling a bit over-the-top one day, this will most certainly get you down, don't worry!

On the one hand, '777 Sect(s)' holds a cold, noisy beauty that cannot but ewoke feelings of despair in the sensitive soul that lays ear to this. On the other hand, the album is with its 45 minutes perhaps dragging the misery tad too far for my liking.

It's definitely an approved work of art, but it's not one that will be rotating in the car on the way to work every morning, that's for sure.


01. Epitome 01
02. Epitome 02
03. Epitome 03
04. Epitome 04
05. Epitome 05
06. Epitome 06


Label: Debemur Morti Productions
Promotion: Sure Shot Worx
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 18 May, 2011