mandag 7. februar 2011

Kvelertak - Kvelertak

Genres: Black Metal, Hardcore, Punk, Rock

1. "Ulvetid" (Wolftime) - (3:29)
2. "Mjød" (Mead) - (2:30)
3. "Fossegrim" (folklore creature) - (3:32)
4. "Blodtørst" (Blood Thirst) - (3:37)
5. "Offernatt" (Night of Sacrifice) - (4:29)
6. "Sjøhyenar (Havets herrer)" (Seahyenas (Lords of the Ocean)) - (4:50)
7. "Sultans of Satan"- (4:35)
8. "Nekroskop" (Necroscope) - (5:10)
9. "Liktorn" (Callus) - (5:35)
10. "Ordsmedar av rang" (Wordsmiths of rank) - (4:27)
11. "Utrydd dei svake" (Eradicate the weak) - (6:22)

As one might have noticed looking at the playlist, Kvelertak certainly is not an English band. The six man band "Kvelertak" released their debut album last year, and became widely known over the whole country (especially considering its genre). They still are not very well known outside of Scandinavia as of yet, but when I am listening to this album I get the feeling that is not gonna be the case in a few years. At least they've reached enough popularity in Norway to even create a music video.

I am not really that much into the type of music Kvelertak makes, but this is an exception. You cannot really label their works as hardcore or black metal in my opinion. Their works are far too melodic for either genre. Themselves say they draw inspiration from every corner looking for what they consider good sounding "rock n roll", and that is pretty much the result they've ended up with. A bit of a mixed bag stretching over many genres.

Heck if it weren't for the vocalist I think people could be labeling them as hipsters. Anyways, when still on the subject of vocals. Not a single song is sung in English, everything is in Norwegian so it could be a bit difficult to understand the lyrics. Then again, this type of music is not really known for making the vocals being to comprehend.

If you are into this type of music, I'd easily recommend it. Its a great debut album and I'm sure there is more to come from them in the coming years.

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5 kommentarer:

  1. This is some really interesting music!

  2. I really like that picture at the top.

  3. not my niche this time haha

  4. cool.i will have to check em out

  5. They don't stop screaming... I didn't like it sir.