BLUT AUS NORD’S 777 – SECT(S): NOT QUITE A REVIEW
my year’s best so far list. It has everything I’d expect in a Blut Aus Nord record; lots of reverb and that glorious industrial influence that I always appreciate in music, whatever the genre.
And yet, 777 – Sect(s) is a little lackluster, especially compared to some of their earlier stuff.
Considering I first heard about Blut Aus Nord was when I was a dumb college student, I guess it makes sense that I’m no longer frothing at the mouth to rave about their dissonant melodies, and how they’re miles ahead of all their contemporaries, etc. I’m a lot wiser and, thankfully, a lot less pretentious (I thought that “Devilish Essence” was the creepiest thing I’d ever heard, and went on to use it in every film project I did in school). However, this is the first album in a trilogy, with the second, 777 – The Desanctification, coming out in November, and the third, 777 – Cosmosophy, probably shortly after. Perhaps it’ll be a bigger kick altogether?
Holding off on rating right now.