Known for breaking new ground, Keep Of Kalessin does it again with "epistemology", out now!
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10/10 - Heavymetal.dk: "Epistemology is a perfectly executed and genius album, for which I can only give them credit."
10/10 - Metal Temple :"The Dragon has awakened from his slumber, so surrender yourselves to “Epistemology” as soon as possible."
10/10 - Metal Nation
10/10 - Metal Samara
15/15 - Sonic Seducer
5/5 - Keys & Chords
5/6 - VG (Norways biggest newspaper) "Welcome back!"
“Epic and extreme, Epistemology could be an apt score to a bloodthirsty Tolkien-esque battle and the symphonic Introspection in particular would be ideal for some post skirmish tankard-smashing. Obsidian’s guitar playing throughout the Norwegian’s sixth full-length opus is simply magical. Equal parts brutal (Universal Core) and beautiful (Epistemology), his stunning blues and classic rock-steeped solo during the title track is so good Dave Gilmore would sell his inflatable pig for it!” – EDWIN McFEE/METAL HAMMER UK
KEEP OF KALESSIN ON TOUR 2015!
It has been five years since their last offering, and now 2 times Norwegian Grammy Nominee; Keep Of Kalessin, is ready to be unleashed once again. 2015 sees the critically acclaimed Norwegian outfit as a trio. The undisputable power of these three musical craftsmen reflects perfectly on the band’s most diverse recording to date; Epistemology. At its zenith, as grandiose as a battle scene in a Peter Jackson movie with fire breathing dragons and treacherous mountains draped in guitars and drums of doom. The album also exhibit what a genuine guitar virtuoso Obsidian C truly is. From jaw dropping rifforama and astonishing guitar solos, to smooth melodic passages colored in beautiful warm guitar tones. Backed with military precision, by two of the most potent musicians this long stretched coastline has to offer, Keep Of Kalessin anno 2015 is heading out for greatness!
Norway’s has more than once been under fire for breaking the rules of metal. But with a strong vision of “no boundaries” the powerful trio pushes on unaffected by storms and challenges, and has over the years gained a list of merits matched by few of their peers. This includes #2 on the official Norwegian sales charts, #3 in Norwegian Eurovision and 2 Norwegian Grammy award nominations, as well as countless top reviews and hundreds of shows all across the world. Their innovative unique style and technical skills, has gained the band great respect amongst journalists and awarded Keep Of Kalessin an ever growing fanbase of followers around the globe. It has been 5 years since the last full-length, but Keep is now finally ready with a new album. And what an album it is! With this monster of Epic Extreme Metal, the band it really stepping up their game. It is a diverse album that takes everything we love from 80’s heavy metal, thrash, death and black metal into one pot and mixes it perfectly to create an album that is epic and extreme, brutal and beautiful and an album that anyone into metal will find entertaining and empowering! As a new trio, guitarist and now also lead singer and front man Obsidian C. does a remarkable job at handling technical guitar riffs as well as doing all different vocal styles with a more powerful expression than his predecessor. There is no doubt that Keep Of Kalessin 2015 is going to be better than ever! Be prepared to bow for “the world’s most powerful powertrio” on February 16th 2015!