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Kvelertak

21 Jun. 2010 | Format: MP3

£7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 21 Jun. 2010
  • Release Date: 21 Jun. 2010
  • Label: Indie Recordings
  • Copyright: 2010 Indie Recordings
  • Total Length: 48:38
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  • ASIN: B003NLYO0U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,832 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Mcquiston on 9 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Man, do the Scandinavians know how to rock! This is hands down the best release in metal I've heard in years. I hear hints of the Stooges and MC5 crossed with some of the best black & roll I've ever heard. Who cares that I only understand English and German. I don't need to know what they're saying to know that this destroys. Do yourself a favor and pick this up. Repeat listens required. Crank it!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By S. Foley on 27 Aug. 2010
Format: Audio CD
If you've read about Kvelertak in the media then you will probably have heard that Kvelertak is a combination of hard rock and black metal. While technically true, this album is 10 parts rock to 1 part black metal, with the black metal largely being restricted to the tracks "Ulvetid", "Necroskop" and "Liktorn". In fact, in spirit Kvelertak are the antithesis of black metal - where the latter channels emotions of despair and hatred "Kvelertak" is the most upbeat release I've heard this year. These guys are all about rocking out and in this they succeed; if you don't get the urge to sing along with these songs (though this is difficult for non-Norwegian speakers such as myself) then you must be deaf or emotionally barren.

Kvelertak's music is reminiscent of virtually any of the rock greats of old as well as newer garage rock bands. In fact the riffs are so instantly familiar they could have been taken from any of your favourite rock albums. What prevents Kvelertak from being generic copy-cats is that they do what they do very well indeed. They are also much heavier than most straight-up rock bands with occasional blast beats, harshly shouted vocals occasionally bordering on black metal screeching, and a guitar sound big enough to knock you over. This plants them in a limbo between rock and metal, leading to the somewhat questionable touring buddies of Kylesa and Converge - bands which have very little in common with Kvelertak. So broad is this band's appeal however that are equally able to recruit fans like your father, who listens to nothing but The Rolling Stones and Zeppelin, and your anti-social reclusive friend that spends his hours listening to endless Eyehategod clones.

You need to buy this record. Hell, even if you don't like rock it's worth having just for the beautiful cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By fletchzer on 24 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Kvelertak's self-titled debut LP is a great record, immediately listenable from the get go and packing a great punch to boot.
The production is fantastic (thanks to Kurt Ballou of Converge) and the artwork and liner notes are top notch too (thanks to John Dyer Baizley of Baroness).
They're great death / punk-rock tunes similar to Black Breath / Black Tusk / Red Fang.
Easily recommended.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"Kvelertak" is an album that every music fan should have in his/her collection.
Maybe it needs a bit of time investment to get used to the Black Metal ingredients in this album, but once you've accepted those you will discover a beautiful maelstrom of pure music.
Every piece in this intense ride just fits perfectly and is there to serve for one big purpose: to pick you up, shake you round and throw you to the ground left wanting for more: Rock!
From the perfectly full produced sound, to the immense array of musical influences, the Norwegian lyrics in a crazy Norse mythological setting, the fat grooves, pounding riffs and epic bridges...
...It really just is pure fun at it's very, Very best!

Buy this right now, get some mead and really good noise canceling headphones, install yourself in your favorite seat or chair and GO!!!
(Just make sure there are no breakable things in your immediate environment)

I saw Kvelertak live just a month ago and it was one of the best gigs I've ever seen.
(I've seen hundreds...)
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Format: Vinyl
Album: A great piece of post-black metal, highly recommended to metal fans in general.

Production: Substantially similar to the CD version, which itself was quite clean with no clipping / loudness issues that bothered me in particular.

Packaging / Pressing: Two discs are beautifully packaged. Art is vivid and compelling. This particular pressing an "audiophile" pressing, which means it's two heavy discs with an obnoxiously short run time per side (10-15 minutes). The vinyl itself is reasonably clean and quiet.

Recommended, but no compelling reason to purchase over the CD version.
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By El Champion on 7 Mar. 2013
Format: MP3 Download
This is one if the best albums I have ever bought. Kvelertak are definitely in my top 5 favourite bands!
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