Thursday, 1 November 2012

Fleurety ‎– Min Tid Skal Komme (1995)

Country: Norway

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Popular music styles like "post-black metal" or "shoegaze-black metal" owes very much to mid 90's Norway's scene.
Back then there were terms like "avantgarde-black metal" or "progressive-black metal
for releases like Ulver's "Bergtatt", In The Woods "HEart Of The Ages", Ved Buens Ende "Written In Waters"
 and of course Fleurety's debut album "Min Tid Skal Komme".
The band was formed in 1991 by Svein Egil Hatlevik and Alexander Nordgaren 

and released their first demo Black Snow in 1993. After that came the 7" EP A Darker Shade of Evil in 1994. 
Both of these were in a fairly traditional Norwegian black metal style, with very high-pitched screaming vocals, 
giving the band a characteristic sound.
In 1995, the band released the album Min Tid Skal Komme, as a cooperation between Aesthetic Death Records 

and Misanthropy Records. This recording, that was ahead of its time on many levels, featured a rock/progressive/psychedelic/jazz black metal style with atonal harmonics, folk music elements and enchanting female vocals 
by Norwegian pop singer Marian Aas Hansen.
In 2000, Fleurety released the album Department of Apocalyptic Affairs

This album showed an even more eclectic musical style, spanning metal, progressive/jazz and electronica, 
and featured an array of guest musicians from the Norwegian avantgarde and black metal scene.



  1. it's almost a shame that ved buens ende's written in waters got much greater hype than this...

    they were both post-black metal before post-black metal, waaaay ahead of their time..


  2. Well both of them are great albums but of course Min Tid Skal Komme sound is closer to todays
    post-black metal bands.Written In Waters sounds more avantgarde to my ears.As for the hype maybe its because of that the members of Ved Buens Ende were also in a dozen of different bands, i can't think of something else.