Kvelertak - Meir (CD Review)

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04.Bruane Brenn
05.Evig Vandrar

Erlend Hjelvik (Vocals)
Vidar Landa (Guitar/Piano)
Bjarte Lund Rolland (Guitar)
Maciek Ofstad (Guitar)
Marvin Nygaard (Bass)
Kjetil Gjermundrød (Drums)

Kvelertak was formed in Stavanger, Norway in 2007. A demo, Westcoast Holocaust, was self-released that year.The band released their debut album, entitled Kvelertak, on June 21, 2010 via the Norweigian record label Indie Recordings and on March 15 via The End Records in North America.The album was certified gold by IFPI in Norway for selling over 15,000 copies.
In March 2011 they were presented with two Spellemann Awards—a prestigious Norwegian music award similar to the American Grammy Award—for Best Newcomer and Best Rock Band. The Kvelertak song "Mjød" was used as the end music for the film The Troll Hunter.

This latest album was recorded at GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, United States and produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge, the cover artwork was created by John Dyer Baizley of the band Baroness.

11 tracks of well put together punk fuelled rock, its simple uncomplicated, straight forward rock.
No pretentions to be anything other than what it is, and what it is is very listenable and catchy, cant really sing along with the words mind you!

Rating 9/10

For fans of : Amen, Dead Boys, Turbonegro, Baroness