Nattens Madrigal – Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden

Ulver-Nattens Madrigal
  • Album Info
  • 1997
  • Century Media Records

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5. V
6. VI
7. VII

Nattens Madrigal – Aatte Hymne Til Ulven I Manden (translated as “Madrigal of the Night – Eight Hymns to the Wolf in Man”) is the third studio album by Norwegian band Ulver, issued on March 3, 1997 via Century Media. Composed and arranged during the first half of 1995, Nattens Madrigal is a concept album about wolves, the night, the moon, and the dark side of mankind.

The third and final album in what has become known as Ulver’s “Black Metal Trilogie,” Nattens Madrigal marked the band’s international debut and showcases an abrasive black metal style similar to the darker, heavier tracks on Bergtatt, abandoning acoustic and atmospheric elements with an intentionally underproduced sound. The album has been described as “raw and grim black metal at its blackest.”