The third studio album of dark and disturbing experimentalism from the Norwegian avant-metal legends FLEURETY. Formed in 1991 and known for its boundary breaking approach to metal, The White Death is FLEURETY's third full-length studio release and comes almost two decades after 2000's Department of Apocalyptic Affairs. Returning to the style of the legendary debut Min Tid Skal Komme (1995) - in a more experimental, sarcastic and concise way - The White Death captures a darker and more disturbing version of FLEURETY than ever before: Embracing the strange and the abstract to create a wholly unconventional yet often poignant opus, both deep and raw in its expression. The band line-up for The White Death features guitarist Alexander Nordgaren and drummer / vocalist Svein Egil "Zweizz" Hatlevik, joined by bassist / vocalist Czral-Michael Eide (VIRUS, AURA NOIR), vocalist Linn Nystadnes (DEATHCRUSH, OILSKIN), plus flautist Krizla (TUSMØRKE, ALWANZATAR) and backing vocalist Filip Roshauw (THE SWITCH). The White Death was recorded by the band and mixed by godfather of Norwegian noise music, Lasse Marhaug. Mastering was done by longstanding partner of the band Greg Chandler (ESOTERIC) at Priory Studios, with artwork courtesy of Trine+Kim Design Studio (ULVER, DARKTHRONE).
The White Death more resolutely nurtures their early black metal roots, but they're all bent out of shape and fuzzy with mad dream logic, confirming Fleurety's top-dog status in the maximum security wing where Darkthrone are testing powerful new medication with the Bad Seeds and Voivod are drowning the Cocteau Twins in a tin bath. - Metal Hammer5/5
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