FLEURETY - Et Spiritus Meus Semper Sub Sanguinantibus Stellis Habitabit 7"EP
Fleurety only gave us two full-lengths proper but over the past few years they’ve been trickling out new material on a series of 7”s on long-time home Aesthetic Death. Et Spiritus Meus Semper Sub Sanguinantibus Stellis Habitabit, an epic title that translates as “And I will always live under the blood-stars” is the third in the series and its proof that true innovators never really stop. A rival to Fleurety’s past work in both technicality and complexity, Hatlevik and Nordgaren have pulled off a skilled ensemble performance on Et Spiritus…, the session performers’ times in Virus and Arcturus giving them plenty of experience with such oblique structures, and the result is a remarkably smooth performance, even as the songs themselves seem to spiral headlong into the cliffs of bewilderment. Fleurety might be avant-garde darlings and they certainly owe a great deal to the likes of John Zorn and Arvo Pärt but this is as fierce a black metal release as you could hope to find.
Ltd. 666 copies on orange vinyl including printed innersleeve and sticker.
Aesthetic Death 2013