Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. As invigorating as the first half of Wind’s Poem is, its second half is where a filmic sensibility arises and the music becomes at one with the listener, the sounds yielding way to both chaotic and calming images as waves crash and subside.
  2. The true achievement of Mount Eerie’s Wind’s Poem is the redemptive arc Elverum finds within the black metal context.
  3. Phil has moved well beyond the often formless experiments of the early Microphones releases--this is still by no means a record to be digested lightly. And thank goodness for that.
  4. Wind's Poem strikes a balance between accessibility and ambition that offers something for every kind of Elverum fan, but never sacrifices its purpose in the process.
  5. The attraction that already existed between Xasthur’s music and Mount Eerie’s exerted a strong enough force on Elverum that it became incorporated into him.
  6. It’s hard to find fault with the record since anything you think might be lacking, melodic interest, harmonic development, rhythmic drive, etc, was certainly left out deliberately.
  7. This is another revelatory view from Mount Eerie. [Fall 2009,p.64]
  8. The distance that keeps Elvrum’s tiny voice from ever rising above a negligible squeak is applied to our relationship with this pretty, roaring Wind’s Poem. It’s a harrowing problem, like getting stuck between a stone and a hard something, for every Phil Elvrum fan imaginable. And who isn’t nowadays.
  9. 74
    His voice is as naive as ever, yet Wind’s Poem churns like nothing from his past, providing a therapeutic musical massage.
  10. The rest of Wind’s Poem plays out slow, shimmering, and really just classic Phil Elvrum, even if the album’s tone is darker, well produced and generally well executed. But once an experimentalist folk musician, always an experimentalist folk musician, and kudos to Elvrum for experimenting even further outside of the realm.
  11. Mount Eerie’s third album, is deeply homemade and crazily dynamic, running from quiet harmonium-and-voice drones to black-metal cataclysm.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    9
    Absolutely beautiful and haunting. Though some may like to call this "black metal", this album, to me is more like a avant-garde noise rockAbsolutely beautiful and haunting. Though some may like to call this "black metal", this album, to me is more like a avant-garde noise rock album. With haunting vocals and just explosions of noise and haunting and distant and vocals that make it inexplicably beautiful to stare into the night while listening to this album on headphones. Full Review »
  2. SteveM
    Aug 29, 2009
    10
    Just listen to the wind.
  3. Dan
    Aug 24, 2009
    7
    Good album.