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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Norwegian black metal band was produced by Nick Terry.
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Dendrofil for Yggdrasil
Aldri før hadde han fått auge på eit venare syn Den massive asken strakk seg godt utover hei Med greiner som grodde langt utenfor himmelens... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. May 16, 2016
    83
    Kvelertak has explored its more tuneful side in the past, but here, it pushes things further--and more seamlessly.
  2. May 16, 2016
    80
    There's a ton of wild, riotous energy to Nattesferd, but it's a little more cleanly delineated rather than roped together and blurred around the edges. It's a shake-up rather than a clear evolution, but it's a productive one.
  3. May 16, 2016
    80
    With Nattesferd Kvelertak exploit an opportunity to create a sense of mystery. More importantly, they back it up with a group of songs that's virtually filler-free and loses little steam towards the end.
  4. Kerrang!
    May 18, 2016
    80
    It's a bold, transitional statement from a band that's still reaching for their best. [21 May 2016, p.52]
  5. May 24, 2016
    80
    Kvelertak reach further back on their epic third album Nattesferd, which sounds more like 2016 metal rode a time machine back to the ‘70s and ‘80s to see what blood-curdling shrieks could do for the likes of bar-band glam and proggy power-metal.
  6. 75
    Kvelertak are able to traverse across sub-genres and pull from dozens of influences within four minutes and still maintain purpose and direction confidently.
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  1. May 18, 2016
    9
    One of the things I love about Kvelertak is that among their face-melting riffs and songs, there are also surprises. These guys know how toOne of the things I love about Kvelertak is that among their face-melting riffs and songs, there are also surprises. These guys know how to play hard and fast, but they're also hook masters, giving a nod back to the roots metal they obviously grew up listening to. On Nattesferd, those dad rock sensibilities are even more at the forefront. There are times that the album ventures directly into the land of "feel good," most notably on tracks like 1985 and Bronsegud. That said, it's all blended with their signature style of heavy, along with their inclination to veer into punk styles as well.

    The result is an album that plays like a classic metal record. There are peaks and valleys, lots of diversity and some brilliant surprises along the way. It's still 100% Kvelertak, but it's also clear that they're a band that continues to find themselves by exploring a more dynamic range of sounds. It's easily one of, if not the best, metal albums of the year.
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  2. Jun 6, 2016
    9
    Nattesferd sounds like Cheap Trick reimagined as a death n roll band with a healthy slab of Thin Lizzy guitar play thrown in. It's thereNattesferd sounds like Cheap Trick reimagined as a death n roll band with a healthy slab of Thin Lizzy guitar play thrown in. It's there catchiest, most accessible record to date and they sound all the better for it! Expand