Kvelertak Kvelertak

Kvelertak Kvelertak
The thought of combining black metal, rock'n'roll and hardcore punk would normally repulse any heavy music enthusiast. However, the ingenuity of Norway's Kvelertak allows this combination to exist harmoniously in a way never heard before. Kvelertak draw heavily from these divergent influences and produce a brutally catchy, unique amalgamation of black metal-infused punk rock'n'roll. Kvelertak fluidly switch their triple-guitar onslaught from black metal assaults to catchy rock'n'roll licks and grim growls to hardcore gang vocals, all in their native Norwegian tongue. They display a surprisingly high level of competency and talent on their debut, which could very well be mistaken for a release by a well-seasoned, mature band. Their ability to execute their daring, innovative, genre-bending style so effectively is an impressive feat for any act, let alone one so young. Notable others have taken notice of Kvelertak; their debut album was mixed and produced by the highly sought after Kurt Ballou, and features guest appearances by an all-star roster, including Ryan McKenney (Trap Them), Høst (Taake), Andreas Tylden (Altaar) and Ivar Nikolaisen (Silver). This debut album marks the beginning of the reign and legacy of Kvelertak's "black'n'roll." (End)