FLEURETY - Inquietum CD
Inquietum Sums Up a New Decade of Norway's avantgarde metal duo Fleurety. Seventeen years after the controversial, intricate Department of Apocalyptic Affairs, what could be considered the most extreme and modernist release of the “turn of the century strangeness”/post-black metal era, Inquietum is the result of ten long years’ work. Now separated by the Atlantic Ocean and the vast expanse of the United States, Svein Egil “Zweizz” Hatlevik and Alexander Nordgaren’s long-standing project, which dates back to 1991, took on a new dynamic. Composition from two distant ends of the planet can be difficult, especially after years of rehearsal-based songwriting, but a desire to continue, in these cases, necessitates flexibility and some sort of evolutionary character. The actual progression of Inquietum is also unique and follows a linear timeline. Composed of four EPs (Ingentes Atque Decorii Vexilliferi Apokalypsis, Evoco Bestias, Et Spiritus Meus Semper Sub Sanguinantibus Stellis Habitabit, and Fragmenta Cuinsvis Aetatis Contemporaneae) which were written and recorded between 2007 and 2017, this collection (which the band considers an album as opposed to a compilation) follows the band’s evolution and self-rediscovery across an uncertain time.