Meir

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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Norwegian hard rock/metal band was produced by Kurt Ballou.
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Bruane Brenn
Jeg sørger for Oden. Jeg kjører kjerra krasher for Oden. Da speller vi slurr i dalen. D skal vi jobbe lange dagen. Da speller vi på helvetets... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
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  1. Apr 8, 2013
    90
    It might not be new any more, but it’s still formidably potent.
  2. Mar 26, 2013
    90
    Meir is an album that will be regarded with such reverence that it’ll be a marker for other acts’ work to be compared to in the future.
  3. Mar 26, 2013
    84
    On Meir, Kvelertak prove that it's actually okay to play happy metal without appearing saccharine or contrived.
  4. Mar 26, 2013
    80
    They expand upon the thrills of the last record with acerbic aplomb, catching us unaware with hooks and then relentlessly, lovingly, plugging away at the daily, death-y grind.
  5. Mar 29, 2013
    80
    They're still wildly unpredictable--and still committed to not singing in English--but the dichotomy between the adrenaline rushes and chill-out moments seems a bit more purposeful.
  6. Mar 27, 2013
    80
    Nobody could question the fact that these guys mean it with every fibre of their being, and Meir is music to make Norway proud; a new majestic fanfare to welcome hog-riding warriors into Valhalla.
  7. 70
    Meir is a highly enjoyable record from a band who has already carved out their own niche in the metal scene.

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  1. Apr 4, 2013
    10
    Sure to be the heavy record of the year. Easily the best since Pallbearer's Sorrow & Distinction.
    It's a slight evolution away from black
    Sure to be the heavy record of the year. Easily the best since Pallbearer's Sorrow & Distinction.
    It's a slight evolution away from black metal towards hardcore.
    This is one of the rare metal records that manage to be brutal yet also strangely uplifting.
    CANNOT wait to see them in Pittsburgh 4/23!
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