KVELERTAK // ROADRUNNER DEBUT VOTED 2ND BEST METAL ALBUM BY ROLLING STONE
Posted on December 12, 2013
'Meir' the second album & Roadrunner Records debut from Norwegian black metal death punks Kvelertak has been voted the 2nd Best Metal of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. This is what they had to say about the monstrous record: "Two minutes and forty-five seconds into "Bruane Brenn," the Norwegian sextet brings its maelstrom to a halt and lets some light in, as the guitarists Vidar Landa, Bjarte Lund Rolland, and Maciek Ofstad let loose some major key licks - it's as heroically epic a moment as rock delivered in 2013. That sort of savage beauty is all over Meir, the band's second effort. Even when frontman Erlend Hjelvik is growling and roaring, as on "Evig Vandrar," the band injects a glorious AOR approachability. It may not be pure, but it's purely thrilling."