Bergtatt – Et eeventyr i 5 capitler

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Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
Studio album by Ulver
Released 1995 (1995)
Recorded 1994
Genre Black metal, folk metal, doom metal
Length 34:17
Label Head Not Found
House of Kicks
Producer Ulver and Kristian Romsøe
Ulver chronology
Vargnatt
(1993)
Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
(1995)
Kveldssanger
(1996)

Bergtatt – Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler ("Spellbound - A fairy tale in 5 Chapters") is the debut album by the Norwegian band Ulver.

Unlike the more straightforward black metal of their contemporaries, Ulver began their career by incorporating elements of Norwegian folk music, sometimes using acoustic guitars, melody-focused songwriting and clean vocals. The lyrics are primarily in archaic Danish, while some parts are in Norwegian dialect.[citation needed] The acoustic aspects of the album were later isolated in their second release Kveldssanger, while the third album, Nattens madrigal, consists entirely of a "raw" black metal production and sound.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ulver. 

No. Title Length
1. "Capitel I: I Troldskog faren vild" ("Lost in the Forest of Trolls") 7:51
2. "Capitel II: Soelen gaaer bag Aase need" ("The Sun Sets Behind Hills") 6:34
3. "Capitel III: Graablick blev hun vaer" ("She Noticed Graablick ") 7:45
4. "Capitel IV: Een Stemme locker" ("A Voice Beckons") 4:01
5. "Capitel V: Bergtatt - Ind i Fjeldkamrene" ("Bergtatt - Into the Mountain Chambers") 8:06
Total length:
34:17

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[2]

AllMusic praised the album, writing, "Bergtatt is not the heaviest or most aggressive black metal around by a long shot [...] nor is it the most evil or blasphemous. What makes the album stand out, along with the varied vocal styles and the excellent songwriting, is its unique atmosphere—mysterious, melancholic, eerie and oddly tranquil."

Credits[edit]

  • Garm - vocals, lyrics
  • Håvard Jørgensen - guitar
  • Torbjørn Pedersen (Aismal) - guitar
  • Erik Olivier Lancelot (AiwarikiaR) - drums
  • Skoll - bass guitar
  • Sverd - piano
  • Lill Kathrine Stensrud - female voice, flute
  • Kristian Romsøe - co-producer, engineer, mixing
  • Craig Morris - mastering
  • Tanya "Nacht" Stene - album cover design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bergtatt - Ulver : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ulver - Bergtatt (staff review) |Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. 23 December 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2012.