Buy for
$10.05
(5 items)

Release date: 21 September 2012
Style: Industrial metal

Rating:

8.1 | 127 votes

Owners:

120 have it
28 want it


01. Epitome XIV
02. Epitome XV
03. Epitome XVI
04. Epitome XVII
05. Epitome XVIII

The Best Industrial / Cyber / Electronic Metal Album Of 2012

Review


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

Guest review by
Evil Chip

Rating:
8.4
777 - Cosmography is without a doubt the quietest and perhaps the least challenging of the entire trilogy of Blut Aus Nord. The dissonance and abrasive wall of sound lightly vanishes and gives way to other new elements. You can expect to find electronic beats, spoken passages, apocalyptic chants, industrial machinery, clean vocals, crystal clear delayed guitars and even some little amounts of doom. Is it eclectic or heterogeneous? Hell no. It's actually a really articulated record and mostly everything is laid in its right place. Is it the best record of the trilogy? I don't know but it's a really beautiful closure. I like to think this kind of music is like seeing a movie, since the visual aspect is a really significant part while listening. In those terms the climax of this trilogy is not disturbing or creepy but rather cathartic and desolating. It's almost like a post-apocalyptic scene where you can see the whole modern world falling apart or at least the human part of it.

Read more ››
published 22.01.2013 | Comments (7)

Found in 23 lists
Top lists

IronAngel The Pussiest Poser Guide To 2012 - Iron's Favorites  | #29
InnerSelf Top 30 of 2012 (+5)  | #2
Neachy MMXII: Ranking The "Final" Year's Albums  | #16
Oaken 2012  | #9
Chris Steele My Top 20 Albums From 2012  | #11
Iron Nostarion Most Anticipated Albums 2012  | #6
Mary N. The Sounds And Images I Would Wear  | #14
Dark†SymphonY The Ultimate Industrial Metal Albums  | #6
More lists with this album (23) | Create a list! ››



Comments page 2 of 2

‹‹ Back to the Albums Pages: 1 [2]
Comments: 84  
Users visited: 539  
Search this topic:  


pisymbol - 24.09.2012 at 16:34  
Rating: 9
Written by Slayer666 on 24.09.2012 at 13:19

Style-wise, I think this a perfect closure to the trilogy and wouldn't have it any other way.

Quality-wise, it comes off somewhat underwhelming and not.... uh.... "epic" enough (I'm not sure what's the word I'm looking for).


Grandiose in scale?

I haven't sat down and really listened to it (just heard bits and pieces of the first track)

But based on the comments thus far, my Grand Unified 777 Theory I believe seems to be coming true (few pages back).

4th on the 2012 Top Chart.....let's see how long this lasts....
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.09.2012 at 16:41  
Rating: 8 Well I managed to establish that the 2 and 6 scores given to this album were probably done by the same guy, so might actually go up for a bit when someone does something about it
anon - 24.09.2012 at 18:15  
  I was pretty excited about this so I downloaded the leaked version of the album.
It didn't disappoint.On the first listen I was completely immersed,it sounded good,I had that feeling I always get when I enjoy metal.
Out of all songs I like Epitome XIV the most.
I didn't really like the other parts so I'm only going to rate this one.
Alex Fenger - 24.09.2012 at 21:07  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.09.2012 at 16:41

Well I managed to establish that the 2 and 6 scores given to this album were probably done by the same guy, so might actually go up for a bit when someone does something about it

That's good, it's killing me that Ne Obliviscaris and In The Silence are above this
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.09.2012 at 21:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Alex Fenger on 24.09.2012 at 21:07

That's good, it's killing me that Ne Obliviscaris and In The Silence are above this

Problem is more rating bombers will eventually swoop in as time goes on m'fraid.
Dinruth - 24.09.2012 at 22:49  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 24.09.2012 at 21:07

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.09.2012 at 16:41

Well I managed to establish that the 2 and 6 scores given to this album were probably done by the same guy, so might actually go up for a bit when someone does something about it

That's good, it's killing me that Ne Obliviscaris and In The Silence are above this


I haven't listened to "777 - Cosmosophy" yet, so I won't judge, but Ne Obliviscaris' album is a fucking killer .. love every minute on it
Alex Fenger - 25.09.2012 at 00:37  
Rating: 8
Written by Dinruth on 24.09.2012 at 22:49

Written by Alex Fenger on 24.09.2012 at 21:07

It's killing me that Ne Obliviscaris and In The Silence are above this

I haven't listened to "777 - Cosmosophy" yet, so I won't judge, but Ne Obliviscaris' album is a fucking killer .. love every minute on it

I found their album to be incredibly boring
I still don't get what the big fuss over it was
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.09.2012 at 00:41  
Rating: 8
Written by Alex Fenger on 25.09.2012 at 00:37

I found their album to be incredibly boring
I still don't get what the big fuss over it was

Just like their demo to be honest. People went absolutely loopy crap over it (see Metal Archives reviews) despite being pretty ordinary sounding to me.
Ag Fox - 25.09.2012 at 09:32  
Rating: 8 I never check MA, but i think the demo is better
MetalRec-Grutle - 25.09.2012 at 15:16  
  Blut Aus Nord has a way of synthesizing and revitalizing elements of past albums with each new release, as if it were a software upgrade. I used to think Memoria Vetusta II was the pinnacle of this phenomenon, reuniting the style of their early works with the relentless, lifeless (in a good way) industrial experimentation of the works which made them a household name in black metal.

In comes the third and final installment of the 777 series, entitles Cosmosophy, which can be translated as the study or knowledge of the Universe. Now, concept aside, since I have little to no way of knowing what went through Vindsval's mind while planning, designing and ultimately recording and releasing this trilogy, I can imagine it revolves around the philosophical deconstruction of religion, particularly Christendom, not very much unlike their countrymates Deathspell Omega. But while the latter's approach to the subject tends to be much more muscular in the music department and cerebral in the lyrical department, BAN takes a much less literal, much more metaphorical and therefore ethereal approach to christian deconstruction. This is evidenced both in lyrics and in the music itself.
Alex Fenger - 25.09.2012 at 15:58  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.09.2012 at 00:41

Written by Alex Fenger on 25.09.2012 at 00:37

I found their album to be incredibly boring
I still don't get what the big fuss over it was

Just like their demo to be honest. People went absolutely loopy crap over it (see Metal Archives reviews) despite being pretty ordinary sounding to me.

Wow... i would never call that demo "groundbreaking" or any of the other praises the folks over at MA give it
JÄY - 25.09.2012 at 23:35  
  Couldn't make it past to intro the the second song
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.09.2012 at 23:54  
Rating: 8
Written by JÄY on 25.09.2012 at 23:35

Couldn't make it past to intro the the second song

You probably have a corrupt download then
Oaken - 26.09.2012 at 16:58  
Rating: 9
Written by MetalRec-Grutle on 25.09.2012 at 15:16

lyrics

Dinruth - 26.09.2012 at 19:47  
 
Written by Alex Fenger on 25.09.2012 at 00:37

Written by Dinruth on 24.09.2012 at 22:49

Written by Alex Fenger on 24.09.2012 at 21:07

It's killing me that Ne Obliviscaris and In The Silence are above this

I haven't listened to "777 - Cosmosophy" yet, so I won't judge, but Ne Obliviscaris' album is a fucking killer .. love every minute on it

I found their album to be incredibly boring
I still don't get what the big fuss over it was


well for me I keep on spinning that CD on and on .. and it gets better with every time I hear it .. but thats my opinion ... still haven't had the time to give the BaN album a full listen, so I'll just stop posting off topic
Grody2themax - 27.09.2012 at 07:32  
  Can't wait to get this album.. holy shit. This will be my first real exploration into BAN and I'm expecting it to be amazing.
BehzadSh - 01.10.2012 at 18:33  
Rating: 5 When I listening to it I feel like this
Masonics - 06.10.2012 at 13:36  
Rating: 9 First impressions, Def most accessible since MV II but still retains the mystical atmosphere Vinstall makes so well. of the trilogy, this has the most unexpected hooks, especially the spoken french electronica part on XV. My Fav is XVI, the beautiful ambiance then shifting to the grandeur that is BAN. Clean vocals were a bit weak, but was serviceable enough.
BloodTears - 07.10.2012 at 20:23  
Rating: 8 Ok, so I'm giving it a go at this one. I read a review in Portuguese that called it "beautiful" and I want to see for myself if that is true! Also, generally curious about this one.
Vombatus - 08.10.2012 at 20:22  
Rating: 9 I'm really late compared to everyone, but only got my copy couple days ago.

Vocals were weird at a start, but I think this is the perfect way to end the trilogy.... you really feel a sense of progression with all three albums together.

Also had a question about the lineup: So Vindsval did all on his own, does that mean the other guys are out of BaN or was it only for the 777 project ?
Alex Fenger - 19.10.2012 at 04:05  
Rating: 8 Dropped this from a 9 to an 8. After the over-enthusiasm of this being released it lost some of it's replay value and the songs sound a lot less intriguing. Still a great album though, and a wonderful end to the 777 trilogy
.Nick - 04.11.2012 at 16:52  
Rating: 8 My first encounter with BAN, I like the atmosphere the music creates.
Is the rest of the 777 trilogy as good or even better?
Mr. Doctor - 04.11.2012 at 17:03  
Rating: 8
Written by .Nick on 04.11.2012 at 16:52

My first encounter with BAN, I like the atmosphere the music creates.
Is the rest of the 777 trilogy as good or even better?


To me, this is the least good of the triology.
Slayer666 - 04.11.2012 at 20:38  
  Although there are some pretty godly moments on this (that middle part from Epitome XVI comes to mind), it's a bit too repetitive for its own good. I still haven't formed a full opinion on the album.
IronAngel - 22.12.2012 at 01:49  
  I was a bit too excited about this at first, too. Turns out there's several better metal albums out this year. And with bands like Aluk Todolo and P.H.O.B.O.S. releasing excellent albums for a similar listening experience, I haven't really spent as much time with this as I did with The Desanctification. Compared to Occult Rock, this falls short. And with A Forest of Stars and Dordeduh, I found more conventional BM albums that appealed to me more.

Still a very good album in guaranteed BaN style, though. I just initially liked it more, either because it doesn't have as much replay value or because I hyped it up for myself.
Evil Chip - 20.01.2013 at 07:32  
Rating: 8 Review coming soon :3
mz - 12.02.2013 at 20:59  
Rating: 9 Based on my experience with BaN discography up to now, I would say TWWTG > MoRT> Liber II > Cosmosophy > The Desanctification > Sect(s). This is for sure more accessible than the first two parts of triology but that does not mean worst, at least for me.
Vombatus - 12.02.2013 at 22:46  
Rating: 9 Hmmmmm I wouldn't know where to put this one in the trilogy. Definitely prefer Desanctification to Sects, but this is... hard to classify. Still, last 4 releases are probably in my top BaN list, along with MVI (yes, it's weird not to think TWWTG is nº1 )
caligulasremains - 06.10.2013 at 02:46  
Rating: 5 I have no idea why people enjoy these albums. everyone's different.
Mr. Doctor - 06.10.2013 at 03:30  
Rating: 8
Written by caligulasremains on 06.10.2013 at 02:46

I have no idea why people enjoy these albums. everyone's different.

Well, yeah... I could say the same hehehe, considering how uninteresting I find their regular BM stuff like Vetusta.
!J.O.O.E.! - 06.10.2013 at 14:25  
Rating: 8
Written by caligulasremains on 06.10.2013 at 02:46

I have no idea why people enjoy these albums. everyone's different.

Well you say "these albums" but this album is like nothing else in BaN's discog so not quite sure what you mean there though you can say that about a lot of BaN albums in fact.
mz - 11.10.2013 at 20:38  
Rating: 9 My 777th post is dedicated to this album and Blut Aus Nord <3
God Alone - 11.10.2013 at 21:41  
Rating: 9 I still think it's their best work to date. There's not a single track (or even moment) I don't find breathtaking.
Mary N. - 02.03.2014 at 17:15  
Rating: 9 This by far is the best BAN for me, I literally love the whole album.

Advertise on Metal Storm
Pages: 1 [2]


Login or register to post here.



Similar topics

Forum Topic Similarity Started
Reviews Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy 9.5 22.01.2013 by Mr. Doctor
Albums Blut Aus Nord - What Once Was... Liber II 9 23.07.2012 by !J.O.O.E.!
Albums Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s) 8.5 01.03.2011 by Nocturno-Inculto
Albums Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification 8.5 01.09.2011 by a MasT
Reviews Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s) 7.5 31.03.2011 by InnerSelf



Hits total: 15054 | This month: 181