Kvelertak - Splid
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Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #97 / 692
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Based on 139 ratings
2020 Ratings: #393
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February 14, 2020 / Release Date
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It's been a while since I've listened to such a nice melodic punk/hard rock album, without ever being too generic or looking like a fucked-up remake of something.

The Norwegian band Kvelertak will probably never go back to their original level but they offered us a highly edible album full of good songs, efficient riffs without the whole thing running out of steam. After that remains an easily digestible album which after a few listenings loses its interest, but globally let us also enjoy the ... read more
The fourth album by Norwegian act Kvelertak is my first introduction to their sound, which is rather surprising due to the kinds of musicians and creators they have collaborated with. They immediately caught my eye with their early artwork, as I hadn't realized that the vocalist from Baroness had designed their first two albums, an immediate bump of support from Baizley I was unaware of. Couple this with previous production work from Kurt Ballou of Converge fame, who also produced Splid, and ... read more
Kvelertak’s latest record provides vast diversity between different genres and sounds. Elements from both classic and modern punk can be heard, as well as elements from metal, classic rock, etc. This works well for the album as it keeps things fresh and interesting. Their transition from their old vocalist to their new one is very smooth on this record as their new vocalist, Ivar Nikolaisen does almost just as good of a job. He uses his melodic singing and very raspy, almost screaming ... read more
Another solid record from Norwegian metalheads Kvelertak. Rarely does this venture below the standard at which I'd expect from these now verging on veterans of Hardcore, whilst some standout moments leave me hoping we hear plenty more. Probably only second to their debut this shows that even with lineup changes they can still stick to their core sound, worth a listen to anyone who can stomach some of the grittier elements of Hard Rock.
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Track List

  1. Rogaland
  2. Crack of Doom (feat. Troy Sanders)
  3. Necrosoft
  4. Discord
  5. Bråtebrann
  6. Uglas Hegemoni
  7. Fanden Ta Dette Hull!
  8. Tevling
  9. Stevnemøte med Satan
  10. Delirium Tremens
  11. Ved bredden av Nihil
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Added on: November 27, 2019