Various Artists / Nortt/Xasthur
Album: Nortt/Xasthur   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2005
Label:Southern Lord Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-12-11 Pull Date: 2006-02-12 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 25 Dec 18
Airplays: 1 1 2 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 17, 2013: Deathcrush
Glemt, Blood From The Roots Of The Forest, Dog Og Borte
4. Nov 10, 2006: Carrots & Sticks...But Mostly Sticks
Dog Og Borte
2. Jan 28, 2012: Catharsis: blacker than the blackest coffee
Lurking In Silence
5. Aug 07, 2006: The National Congress Of Vaselines
Dog Og Borte
3. May 15, 2009: Emphysema For Emphasis
Dog Og Borte
6. Jun 09, 2006: The Top Shelf Of Vaselines
Blood From The Roots Of The Forest

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-02-17
This is an excellent pairing of two very dark, black metal bands. Note this isn’t typical of really any permutation of B.M. out there these days unless you have a grip on enticing oddities as “black doom” and “suicidal black metal”. Denmark’s Nortt makes fuzzy, ultra-slow & bleak, monotonous doom. Whereas Southern California’s Xasthur creates 3 fantastic pieces that stray away a bit from metal but never escape the blackness. Shoegazer sounds for evil people.

Nortt – (Note: all lyrics & titles are Danish)

((((((1)))))) Minimalist, sad piano mixing with layers of guitar fuzz. Very similar to Skepticism.
((((((2))))) More slow-mo grimness. Very spacious & slowing buring inside. Great use of note resonation.
(((((3))))) Plodding & hateful black doom. Slowing down the slowest Darkthrone song to
12 ½ RPM. Uneasy listening-par excellénce!
((((((4))))) Awesome dark ambient ‘ala Cold Meat Industries label.

Xasthur – Creepy, weird BM from L.A.

(((((5))))) Murky, abysmal (in a good way), repetitive guitar fuzz & sad minor chords Something like My Bloody Valentine gone to Hades.
((((6)))) Trademark Xasthur sound: howling vocals, claustrophobic bass + some (subconscious?) influence from Swans & Godflesh.
(((((7))))) Very sullen, enshadowed, cycling chords mixed with hazy distortion. Later gets kind of dark ambient. Very dream like & dare I say “pretty”?

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Nortt Hedengangen (Intro)
2. Nortt Glemt
3. Nortt Dog Og Borte
4. Nortt Dystert Sind (Outro)
5. Xasthur A Curse For The Lifeless
6. Xasthur Blood From The Roots Of The Forest
7. Xasthur Lurking In Silence