Ved Buens Ende
Those Who Caress The Pale
Ved Buens Ende ( what in the fuck does this mean... ), although literally
unheard of, are one of the many bands circulating beneath the media circus
clowns over in Norway. I tell you, I really have NEVER heard anything quite
like this, EVER, and because of that, it is difficult to compile a decent
reveiw, oh well. Here goes.
Ved Buens Ende is made up of Aldrahn, Vicotnik, and Carl Micheal. Now... I
would like to start out by paying my respects to Mr. Micheal here. First
of all, he IS THE BEST lyricist in the entire scene. His words to me are
much more than song lyrics, going beyond any false or egotistical mask, but
simply raw emotion slapped right down on to a page, dripping with the juices
of hatred and sadness. Therefore, I consider him to be a poet of the
finest caliber, and not a writter. Nuf' said
I have heard many people call Ved Buens Ende a mixture of black metal, and
Jazz, and to a certian extent, I believe I would agree. Much of thier
music is obviously founded on basic Jazz rythms and timings. But, it goes
way beyond that, even to the point where when I listen to this particular
album, I don't hear notes, but rather I see a series of mental pictures
passing before my eyes. A reflection of these individuals minds. I believe
that would be the mark of excellent material.
" Those Who Caress The Pale" also features some unbelivable vocal ability,
demonstrated by both Carl and Vicotnik. Although most of the most of the
songs are centered on the black metal idealology, and therfore have the
typical " black vocals", many songs feature the appearance of a very sombre
and saddened clean voice. It is distant and " moany " at times, but also
hateful in different parts. Very interesting.
All in all, this is a very strong release which I believe would appeal to
the underground addicts.
© 2001 orodruin