Kvelertak - Kvelertak (2010)


Holy fuck look at that album art.

Anyway, Kvelertak is an awesome Norwegian group that takes influences from hardcore punk, black metal, and dad rock. Every track is insanely catchy, and no two are remotely similar. The vocals are throaty hardcore screams which I thought to be very well done. Ryan McKenny of Trap Them also makes a guest appearance. Crushing and melodic. Anyone who appreciates heavier music will love this.


If you're OCD about your tags, change the following tracks:
2. Mjød
4. Blodtørst
6. Sjøhyenar (Havets herrer)
Norwegian characters are too awesome for zip files apparently.

17 Responses so far.

  1. >black metal
    >punk

    I'm intrigued. also, it looks like that guy from baroness did the album art. in any case, thanks. downloading this shit

  2. jc says:

    same, will have to check this out.

  3. Aldrenean says:

    Tags were already fixed for me. Windows 7, maybe?

  4. Aldrenean says:

    Oh, and also, this album is fucking awesome. Liktorn is my favorite track, I think.

  5. I'm digging this shit pretty hard

  6. Hugh says:

    stoned or is the bass beautifully mastered?

  7. edges_ says:

    best band i've heard in AGES. thanks for this one!

  8. yeah they are AMAZING.

  9. Lee says:

    Wow, this is pretty interesting shit!

  10. griebs says:

    the dads have spoken..

  11. Maro says:

    Supa dupa thumb up.
    Norway strikes back

  12. Sebastian says:

    good album. I thought it was interesting that the name of the song "Sultans of Satan" was in english. Maybe they are saying something about the british or americans...

  13. if someone wondered what the bandname means: if you have a kvelertak on someone, you are strangling them. directly translated, something like 'stranglegrip,' though that is an actual word in norwegian.

  14. the album artist looks like the same guy who did Baroness' blue album

  15. John Baizley, is the designer that created this awesome album art. Take a look about his Flickr profile, your jaw will drop down.!!' BTW yeah he did the artwork's Baroness, also a great heavy metal band.

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