The highly anticipated third album from the Norse vikings in Kvelertak is out today!
“Kvelertak defy the very idea of categorization in favor of just playing some damn good rock ’n’ roll.”
– Consequence Of Sound
"Whether it's juggling black-metal blast beats and Eighties-influenced power-rock riffs or indulging three-guitar Iron Maiden-esque prog-rock tapestries, everything they do sounds effortless."
- Rolling Stone
"Kvelertak are at the peak of their powers, and Nattesferd is their best record yet."
“’Nattesferd’ is definitely a swing back towards the memorability of their debut, packed with expertly crafted songs that will rile up concert goers the world over.”
– Heavy Blog Is Heavy,
4.5 of 5 - Metalsucks
5 of 6 - Dagbladet
5 of 6 - GAFFA.no
5 of 6 - VG
5 of 6 - P3
5 of 6 - Aftenposten
5 of 6 - Dagsavisen
5 of 6 - Stavanger Aftenblad
5 of 6 - Adresseavisen
5 of 6 - Bergens Tidende
10 of 10 - Antihero Magazine
9 of 10 - Alt Dialogue
8 of 10 - Exclaim!
Picture this: a rabble rousing lyrical kaleidoscope of Norse mythology, occult folktales, and “Satanic Space Vikings” soundtracked by black metal-fueled, punked-out rock ‘n’ roll anthems.
It could easily be a late night cult cable series, but it’s KVELERTAK’s third full-length album, 'Nattesferd' [Roadrunner Records]. Unpredictability threads together the record’s nine songs, and it also remains the band’s calling card.
“We wrote more as a group,” says Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitar). “Everyone brought something to the table and we approached it more as band than ever—both with the material and performances.”
“There was a lot more experimentation this time,” agrees Erlend Hjelvik (lead vocal). “On the last two albums, Bjarte did most of the songwriting. Now, it felt like the whole band was more involved. It was something we wanted to do. We were supposed to do that on the last record, but we didn’t have much time. This writing process was more relaxed and free. It’s organic and natural. For the first time, we really focused on achieving what we sound like on stage in the studio. So, we recorded live. We want it to be unpredictable.”