The Third And The Mor­tal

PAINT­ING ON GLASS

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews -

VOICES OF WON­DER 1994

One of gothic metal’s first front­women, Kari Rues­låt­ten’s win­some, haunt­ing voice helped place this be­guil­ing Nor­we­gian sex­tet in the van­guard of pro­gres­sive at­mo­spheric doom with their 1994 de­but, Tears

Laid In Earth. We cried our eyes out when Kari left just months af­ter its re­lease, but on this hori­zon-ex­plod­ing, 1995 fol­low-up, Ann-Mari Ed­vard­sen’s ex­tra­or­di­nary range and as­sertive in­de­pen­dence bol­stered the band’s de­vel­op­ment to­wards more avant-garde, spon­ta­neous, dream­like ma­te­rial – a ra­di­ant flow of am­bi­ent psych jazz doom scat­tered with 70s synths, trom­bones, church or­gan and didgeri­doo. But within the ex­per­i­men­tal mad­ness there were still strik­ing chords of aching, melan­cholic beauty.

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