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Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God



8.6 | 203 votes |
Release date: 2003
Style: Industrial black metal

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01. End
02. The Choir Of The Dead
03. Axis
04. The Fall
05. Metamorphosis
06. The Supreme Abstract
07. Our Blessed Frozen Cells
08. Devilish Essence
09. The Howling Of God
10. Inner Mental Cage
11. Density
12. Procession Of The Dead Clowns
13. Mighty Trust Krusher [Godflesh cover]

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

Session musicians
Taysiah - vocals
Nahaim - guitars

Guest review by
sephiroth soul
Rating:
9.5
Stemming from the brain of twisted genius Vindsval emanates Blut Aus Nord's black metal masterpiece: "The Work Which Transforms God." With such a grandiose album title you'd expect nothing less from the French trio.

Imagine yourself stranded alone in a post-apocalyptic metropolis that's cloaked in a blanket of perpetual darkness and despair, violent storms evoking harrowing winds that crush the dead structures that surround you, all the while you cower pathetically in a tiny hole waiting for your timely death... This is just one of the countless possible nightmares this piece will allow you the displeasure of experiencing. I hate to talk about "atmospheres" when it comes to black metal as it seems a little contrived nowadays but with this album it's unavoidable. So, for the purpose of this review I'll restrict my description to simple, concise words:

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published 06.01.2006 | Comments (56)

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12.08.2015 - 21:20
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
There's a reason why they called this "The Work Which Transforms God". Even God would find listening to this to be a transformative experience.
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12.08.2015 - 22:40
Rating: 10
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Jaeryd on 12.08.2015 at 21:20

There's a reason why they called this "The Work Which Transforms God". Even God would find listening to this to be a transformative experience.

Very well said.
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01.02.2016 - 09:56
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Um... track 10 is supposed to be named "Inner Metal Cage", not "Inner Mental Cage" (I'm holding the vinyl in my hands right now). Guess I'll go fix that.
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01.02.2016 - 10:00
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Jaeryd on 01.02.2016 at 09:56

Um... track 10 is supposed to be named "Inner Metal Cage", not "Inner Mental Cage" (I'm holding the vinyl in my hands right now). Guess I'll go fix that.

I think that might be a typo on the vinyl. Inner Mental Cage is what it is basically everywhere else, Bandcamp and all. The "Metal" version seems to be a very recent variant going by Google =P
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01.02.2016 - 11:21
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Jaeryd on 01.02.2016 at 09:56

Um... track 10 is supposed to be named "Inner Metal Cage", not "Inner Mental Cage" (I'm holding the vinyl in my hands right now). Guess I'll go fix that.


Track is called "Inner Mental Cage". I am holding the Appease Me pressing of the cd in my hands right now.
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01.02.2016 - 19:08
Rating: 10
Paz
dzioch
In my Debemur Morti's LTD digipack there is also a typo... Fuck, the letters are so small and blurred that I just noticed it
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02.02.2016 - 03:22
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by Guest on 01.02.2016 at 10:00

I think that might be a typo on the vinyl. Inner Mental Cage is what it is basically everywhere else, Bandcamp and all. The "Metal" version seems to be a very recent variant going by Google =P

Haha weird. Didn't realize they would've made a typo on the vinyl casing. I thought I saw the same thing on the CD casing, but I guess I didn't see what I thought I saw.
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20.01.2017 - 19:11
Mik
Account deleted
Nothing what hasnt been said before but " our blessed frozen cells and "procession of the dead clowns are quite possibly the best songs ever. Just perfect music.
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20.04.2017 - 22:06
Maco
Pvt Funderground
More like The Work Which Transformed Black Metal for the better.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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10.06.2017 - 10:49
solar

The outro of 'Our blessed frozen cells' <3
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24.06.2017 - 16:51
VIG
Account deleted
Written by solar on 10.06.2017 at 10:49

The outro of 'Our blessed frozen cells' <3


This whole album <3
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25.01.2018 - 20:17
Apothecary
Drone Strike
15 years later...
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Check out Apothecary's Favorite Bands Playlist, brotendo. One track per band.
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25.01.2018 - 20:23
Maco
Pvt Funderground
And it's still their only album worthy of a 9.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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30.01.2018 - 13:10
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Mort is almsot as good. And definitely more unique.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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07.10.2018 - 14:45
Desha
delicious dish
Written by Maco on 25.01.2018 at 20:23

And it's still their only album worthy of a 9.

LIES
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You are the hammer, I am the nail
building a house in the fire on the hill
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07.10.2019 - 00:46
Rating: 9
(o> . <o> )

This goes beyond twisted, I love it
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06.05.2020 - 00:35
Vombatus
Potorro
First time listening to this in a couple of years. I shouldn't wait that long.
The Howling of God really is an underrated song (that second half!).
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26.08.2020 - 18:13
Fallen Ghost
Craft Beer Geek
Just curious: Where is the Industrial in this ? What makes it Industrial black metal ? I dont quite get it
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26.08.2020 - 21:15
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Fallen Ghost on 26.08.2020 at 18:13

Just curious: Where is the Industrial in this ? What makes it Industrial black metal ? I dont quite get it

Mostly in the mechanical riffing and synth work that are used to create a cold and desolate atmosphere with an underlying tone of abrasiveness.
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27.08.2020 - 08:52
Fallen Ghost
Craft Beer Geek
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.08.2020 at 21:15

Written by Fallen Ghost on 26.08.2020 at 18:13

Just curious: Where is the Industrial in this ? What makes it Industrial black metal ? I dont quite get it

Mostly in the mechanical riffing and synth work that are used to create a cold and desolate atmosphere with an underlying tone of abrasiveness.


Okay thanks, I am associating Industrial with Rammstein and that kind of sound, so was kindof confused when I heard what I heard 😂 didn't like it at all, expect from the last song which has a very nice doomy sound to it
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13.04.2021 - 09:00
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
I'm still not sure what to make of this album, I've listened to it many times, and it's kind of weird, unlike anything I've heard before, it has a bizarre, industrial machinery sound mixed with a dark ambience, making it so unique.

Procession Of The Dead Clowns, The Choir Of The Dead, and Blessed Frozen Cells were all highlights for me from this album, most of the other tracks sounded a little bit too similar, but still made for decent background noise if nothing else.
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19.10.2022 - 16:46
Rating: 8
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
First time listening to this in a long time. Still very mechanical and has that really dreary grey atmosphere I love. Some of the longer tracks drag on a bit, especially the second track. "Axis", "Our Blessed Frozen Cells" and "Procession Of The Dead Clowns" are the best BaN tracks ever, and those three alone make this album a worthy listen.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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