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Old March 12th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Some samples: http://www.amazon.com/Urd/dp/B007HID...mm_msc_title_0

There are quite a few great songs as far as I can hear!
Wow..good tip..I have been listening a lot of times every piece of song :P

Damn, I cant wait! :P
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm curious as to when this album will leak. I already ordered, but man I would love to have my hands on it right now.

Oh there is also a telephone interview with Oystein on the net somewhere that contains some more clips....I forget the link!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I'm curious as to when this album will leak. I already ordered, but man I would love to have my hands on it right now.

Oh there is also a telephone interview with Oystein on the net somewhere that contains some more clips....I forget the link!
I didn't knew about this. I saw your message and with a quick search I have found this

http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/...sitemID=171122
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Old March 14th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I didn't knew about this. I saw your message and with a quick search I have found this

http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/...sitemID=171122
Ya that's the one. It's an excellent interview, if you can understand it that is...quality is not so great. Makes me want to give Oystein a big hug. Cool guy!
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Old March 15th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I'm curious as to when this album will leak. I already ordered, but man I would love to have my hands on it right now.

Oh there is also a telephone interview with Oystein on the net somewhere that contains some more clips....I forget the link!
I guess I'm an asshole for even saying this publicly, but people on Last.Fm are saying that it's leaked.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I guess I'm an asshole for even saying this publicly, but people on Last.Fm are saying that it's leaked.
The people who want to buy it will, the people who won't never will. You can't escape this reality, only pretend it doesn't exist.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #32 (permalink)
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The people who want to buy it will, the people who won't never will. You can't escape this reality, only pretend it doesn't exist.
Indeed. I have seen that before when album by some smaller band was released and it appeared in Internet a month after the official release date. Before that very few were listening to it and suddenly many (in last.fm) were listening to it (obviously leaked version). Those who have no intention to buy the album never will. They will just wait it to leak or they will ignore it. Definitely not true fans.

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Old March 17th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Already preordered. Looks like it's their best since Empiricism.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 03:08 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Yes it has leaked and it's brilliant, best they have done for a while.
The new vocal combination works extremely well.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 07:50 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Fans of the band won't be disappointed, and largely will see it as among their best material. I dig it, but largely feel its among the more overly felated albums in the reviewing circuit as of the last few years.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 08:23 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Hello All...
Regarding the comments of Oystein Borknagar.com he said "On another note we are currently working on a project that we will reveal soon, we are really excited about it and hopefully it will grant an additional and worthy dimension to our expression….. It sounds like a Video, maybe?
Anyone have a clue about this?
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Old March 27th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Yes it has leaked and it's brilliant, best they have done for a while.
The new vocal combination works extremely well.
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can't wait! not too sure about a more aggressive touch though...
..and how right I was. less blast beats, more epic choral style and very rhythmical midtempo.... but as already mentioned, that works EXTREMELY well. great vocals, Lazare also got much (!) more space in singing. Very Solefald-like in my opinion.
I'm looking so much forward to the Inferno gig. Hopefully we get some Rivalry of Phantoms too

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Old March 28th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #38 (permalink)
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just picked it up this morning... I'll need more than one listen, but I think this one might just be the one they've been threatening to make for years now. props for more Lars as well!
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Old March 28th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #39 (permalink)
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So happy with the choice of vocalists on this one. The return of Simen is a great thing.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 12:35 PM   #40 (permalink)
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The album beats the shit out of Universal, especially in the production department. This is the most epic Borknagar album since Empiricism and the one with the 'oldest' vibe since Quintessence.

The addition of Vortex and the greater contributions of Lazare in vocals made a huge impact; hell, even Vintersorg sounds now as good or better than he did on Empiricism! Andreas sounds as powerful as Lars and Simen, I think it's cause now Andreas doesn't need to struggle to reach so high notes - which Simen and Lars can reach better. Andreas in baritone/lower tenor register sounds just perfect, Lars sounds far better going higher so they compliment each other nicely.

I like the more streamlined structure of the songs, they flow pretty well. I have the impression that Urd benefits from the 'less is more' thing: Dave's drumming is technical but more flowing than Universal and he's way more integrated to the whole band, although some of his fills tends to draw some speed and force in some sections. The riffs? are excellent! I was reminded of TAC and TOD sometimes, the soloing is also very good! fits very well and since it's more used, adds more room to the vocals to rest a little bit and the instrumentarion to shine.

My fav songs/sections:

Epochalypse: it resumes very well what Urd offers.

The Beauty of Dead Cities: Lars sounds like a norse god here. I like the 'prog' feeling of the song and it's mellower feel.

The Earthling: I like how is builds tension until the most epic chorus/finale I've heard from Andreas since Inherit the Earth I AM THE EARTHLING!

Frostrite: It sounds sometimes like the ICS Vortex solo material, but it's a fairly diverse song.

The Winter Eclipse: epic and furious stuff!

In a Deeper World: Epicness at forgotten proportions. This song closes the album in a similar way Winter Millenium did for The Archaic Course. It's one of the best performances I've heard from Vortex, probably the best since Colossus.


Congrats, guys! it's a 9,8/10 album for me, which is really something given today's standards.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 08:41 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I get the digipack version this morning,amazing album the best they have done since empiricims.The three vocalist works xtremelly well,the riffs are amazing.

Congratulations guys!!
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Old April 1st, 2012, 01:59 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I'm already super-excited for the next one!

How shall Urd be topped by just "using" matter?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 10:46 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Just posted a review of this up at The Metal Pigeon!
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very good review.
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BORKNAGAR
Urd
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Reviewed by : Jason Deaville
Rating : 10.0


If this latest album from Norway's BORKNAGAR is any indication, fellow countrymen DIMMU BORGIR have lost the plot… big time! One man is responsible for what makes both these bands so stunningly beautiful and epic. One man whose vocal prowess transcends the confines of our earthly vessels, reaching beyond the ethereal planes of space and time. One man whose seraphic voice can summon goosebumps upon the flesh of grown men. This man, one ICS Vortex, standing at a hulking 6'7" of pure viking blood, is the least likely candidate to possess the voice of an angel fallen from the ruins of a heaven in flames. Yet, there he is, once again lending his exceptional talents to the band he last fronted some twelve years ago. Since his hiatus from the band, all those many years ago, Borknagar have waivered with their recorded output, their strongest effort since being 2001's Empricisim. Vortex's replacement in the vocal department, Vintersorg, is certainly remarkable in his own right, but never really struck the same chord, or hit the same jaw-dropping notes, to these ears, that is. With Urd, fans are treated to the mastery of both vocalists, as each lends his voice to various songs throughout the proceedings. My preference notwithstanding, the band has done an incredible job of matching vocal styles to suitable songs, which allows each vocalist the opportunity to shine where their respective registers make the most sense. Let us not forget there exists a mastermind behind the scenes. The person who creates the beautiful and majestic tapestries with which said vocals are interwoven. This daunting task, handled with precision and utmost care, is left to band mastermind, Oystein Brun. In Brun's more than capable hands, Urd is without fault. Each intro, bridge, passage, chorus, and outro exudes a warmness that is a stark contradiction to the themes at hand. Take for instance the album's defining moment, entitled 'Frostrite'. This song, though a hymn to eternal frost and harsh nordic landscapes, cuts through the soul like a heated dagger. It pierces the heart with its evocative and emotionally charged composition. I found myself completely enraptured by this song, and instinctively reached for the stars as Vortex's haunting voice sent me astral-travelling throughout the vast black expanse that is our universe. Each and every song on Urd is a new journey further into this darkness. This isn't to say the album doesn't have moments of pure elation. It's the sporadic glimpses of the light of nearby star clusters and galaxies that pull the listener from the universe's cold, dark grasp with a reaffirmation that there exists something beyond this void. What that might be certainly can't be answered by Borknagar, but one listen to Urd and you will feel that much closer to understanding what it all means.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Yes I was finally able to buy the CD last Wednesday.
Strangely my local specialist metal shop (Sydney, Australia) had the US digipak with 1 bonus track (Age of Creation).
Great to finally play the CD on my decent-ish home system, production sounds great, mix is evenly balanced.
The songs are killer from start to finish, the 3 way vocalists sound amazing, the 2 V men work and sound perfect together.
Easily the best album of the year and the best I have heard from Borknagar or anyone for a long time.
9.5/10
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I did a review for the album, if you're interested:

http://www.metal-archives.com/review...ar/Urd/328348/
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Ah nice review mate.
I picked up the vinyls of Urd and Universal on the weekend from a local record shop.
Universal is a double LP, gatefold sleeve, with the 2 bonus tracks and heavy (180g?) vinyl.
While CM seemed to have taken short cuts, single LP, thinner vinyl and no bonus track(s).
Yet Universal was $6 cheaper than Urd.
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a very good review indeed. I also like the 55% review since it describes the feelings towards that album by a person not familiar with that black metal/folk thing.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 12:00 PM   #50 (permalink)
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That was a very nice review (assuming it's the first one) and I enjoyed reading it.

I've only been listening to Borknagar for about a year and a half now. I definitely don't have as much history when listening to the new album, so maybe I come to it a bit differently in some respects. And maybe not in others - Empiricism has come to be my favorite of the Vintersorg albums and from what I've read, that one seems to be a fan favorite.

Anyway, I think Urd is a great album. It's very strong from start to finish, and I rarely find myself wanting to skip a track; occasionally the bonus track, but that's about it. The songs are good, and that's probably the most important thing. I do prefer the drumming on Empiricism and Epic to the drumming on Urd and Universal, but that's kind of a small thing.

Vocally, this album is really stunning, and I agree that Vintersorg's vocals here are better than on some of the previous albums. The vocals end of The Earthling are pretty damn cool indeed. I've become a fan of Lars' voice and I'm glad to get to hear more of him on Urd than on the other albums. The vocal highlight for me are Simen's vocals, and I suppose that's to be expected because his voice is the reason I sought out Borknagar in the first place. I can't even pretend to be objective (but then, who really is objective when it comes to vocals?) For some reason, his vocals just work for me on a whole different level than anyone else's. I would like this album without his involvement, but his vocals make even the songs where he only has a brief part that much better, to my ears.
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