This is an interesting release from a band that has consistently forged their own path while simultaneously defying categorization. From their early days of black metal to the experimental avant-garde sound of their last record, to the hippie ‘60s vibe of Childhood’s End, Ulver seems to know no bounds.

Although Norwegian band Ulver began its recording career as a black metal band, the outfit has evolved so much since its 1995 debut album, Bergtatt—Et eeventyr i 5 capitler, that the only accurate way to classify it would be if there was a genre called “chameleon.” Its sound defies description, not just because it doesn’t fit neatly within musical boundaries, but because Ulver’s albums are meant to be experienced, not just listened to.