Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is the fourth album by Norwegian experimental band Ulver. It is a musical setting of William Blake's book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, featuring guest vocals. The actual CD booklet contains the plates of Blake's scriptures, which are contained in the lyrics.

The album is a drastic change in sound to that of its predecessors, the title alone being a loud signal that Ulver had changed somewhat. The album and the band in general got a great deal of back-lash from the black metal community for abruptly changing musical styles, though the band expressly claimed to not be part of the "so-called black metal scene" in the liner notes of the booklet.

The music on this double album consists of elements from drum and bass, progressive rock, spoken word, industrial music, and black metal, fused into a somewhat ambient new style.

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