ULVER – BLOOD INSIDE (Jester Records – 2005)
Okay, so this one may not be obscure for you Norwegians, but growing up in Australia and listening to this scored me massive weirdo street cred. I was introduced to Ulver well past their black metal prime with Perdition City, but it was this album that sealed the deal. This changed my idea of what music could be. It felt more extreme than all the cookie cutter bands I was hearing and a song like ‘Christmas’ listened through a pair of headphones offered one of the most sonically unique things I’d heard at the time or since.
Check it out! For your health.