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They deserve their own thread.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:34 (three years ago) link

Their third album, Nattesferd, comes out on Friday, and it's their best by far. They recorded it live in the studio, so the extra tweaks (acoustic guitars, piano) that popped up on their previous two albums are gone, but the vestigial black metal-isms of those records are gone, too, replaced with fistfuls of '70s FM/AOR hooks. These are the catchiest songs they've ever written, by far.

The whole thing is streaming on Rolling Stone's website, accompanied by track-by-track commentary from the band.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:38 (three years ago) link

it's so fucking catchy.......this is fucking hook city.

Neanderthal, Friday, 13 May 2016 16:49 (three years ago) link

they *totally* rule, live and recorded

one of those bands I like to imagine what their popularity ceiling would be with a melodic singer

alpine static, Friday, 13 May 2016 17:53 (three years ago) link

but the vestigial black metal-isms of those records are gone, too, replaced with fistfuls of '70s FM/AOR hooks

HELLO

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 13 May 2016 18:02 (three years ago) link

my god this thing cooks

i'm sort of disappointed that this doesn't sound as "good" as their last record but they traded ballou for another guy. it's kinda got a black metal majesty feel in how trebly it is though

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 13 May 2016 19:26 (three years ago) link

this album makes me feel as if i live in a town called riff city

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Friday, 13 May 2016 19:39 (three years ago) link

Population: ROCK

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 May 2016 20:12 (three years ago) link

The city keeps very poor census data.

jmm, Friday, 13 May 2016 20:21 (three years ago) link

The Pitchfork review is really good.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 16 May 2016 13:04 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

Ballou is back for the new one!

And it fuckin' rules.

As does this band.

alpine static, Friday, 14 February 2020 02:08 (two weeks ago) link

bump because this is the best album out today

alpine static, Friday, 14 February 2020 18:17 (two weeks ago) link

I'm ambivalent. The new singer is...fine, but they should never have English-language lyrics again. The riffs are as good as any they've ever written, but the session drummer is functional at best. Their old drummer Kjetil was crucial to their sound; I hope his actual replacement brings it live. The background vocals on "Bråtebrann" rule. In fact, that's my favorite song on the record so far.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 14 February 2020 18:21 (two weeks ago) link


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