Subject: 2: Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen From: .jh Date: 2019-12-16T19:07:00Z Tags: music blog best\ of best\ of\ 2019 Blut\ Aus\ Nord Hallucinogen ![Hallucinogen](/gfx/791045.jpg) When I first read the press release from Debemur Morti announcing the new Blut Aus Nord album this summer I was utterly unsurprised. Blut Aus Nord have always gone their own way and on many releases have strayed not just far from black metal but strayed from what most people would even consider metal. So them finally putting metal behind them and going off to do something different was not unexpected. I shrugged and moved on. When _Hallucinogen_ was finally released later in the year and I heard it this is when I got surprised. Not only was it far more metal than the PR had let on, it was often much more black metal than could have been expected. Now sure just as the album name hints it's often a serene experience, they've gone from mostly experimental chaotic black metal to experimental atmospheric (hallucinogenic?) black metal. In the end Blut Aus Nord simply show they are very good at what they do, regardless of what they do. Since this came out I'm not sure I've listened more to anything else, a magnificent and beautiful album. [Blut Aus Nord](https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Blut_aus_Nord/2371) ---