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Min Tid Skal Komme

Fleurety - Min Tid Skal Komme ©1995 Misanthropy
1. Fragmenter Av En Fortid
2. En Skikkelse I Horisonten
3. Hvileløs?
4. Englers Piler Har Ingen Brodd
5. Fragmenter Av En Fremtid

Existing on the fringes and outskirts of the Scandanavian black metal scene, the unprolific Fleurety stands as one of the more challenging and unusual artists of the 90s. Their style is difficult to peg, as it incorporates black metal extremity with progressive rock and somewhat jazzy musical structure. The guitar and bass weave together in unusual ways, particularly in the loping, wandering bass lines. There are segments of black metal's trebly signature blending in with looser, neo-prog rock quiet interludes. The vocals range from raspy, high pitched troll sounds to weird screeches reminiscient of early Burzum and pained utterings, with an occasional eerie female vocalist offering her input. On a whole, the five lengthy, adventurous songs are ambitious, creepy and serve up a paranoid mood. If any comparisons to other bands can exist, Fleurety is closest to Ved Buens Ende with their unusual sound.

Min Tid Skal Komme is not a record you can expect to get into immediately and takes some repeated listens before it makes sense. The interplay between the instruments is remarkably fresh and the extreme aspects of the vocals are possibly the only turnoff for fans of progressive music. If Opeth leaves you wishing for something bolder and black metal is too simplistic, give Fleurety a try. It's definitely worth the effort put into the listening.

Review by John Chedsey

Review date: 07/2001

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