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Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

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  • Summary: The first full-length release for the Norwegian black metal band with its new lead singer Ivar Nikolaisen was produced by Kurt Ballou.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Feb 14, 2020
    83
    Over its 11 tracks, Splid consistently churns out raging banger after banger, allowing for the record to roar with metal bliss. The creativity expressed in Splid is matched by its intensity, as Kvelertak embrace the metal spirit throughout the album.
  2. Feb 19, 2020
    82
    Add it all up, and you’ve got a bunch of killer parts that fit perfectly together, and a band that’s even bigger than the sum of those parts.
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    80
    Splid (which translates to "Discord") commences with a slow-building storm of distortion that gradually reveals a blazing, punk-metal core festooned with Iron Maiden-worthy guitarmonies.
  4. Feb 14, 2020
    80
    Kvelertak aren't creating any surprises on Splid, they are simply doing it better than they ever have before, showing they are greater than all the individual parts of their sound.
  5. Feb 26, 2020
    80
    Often commercial and sometimes devoutly, intentionally un-commercial, Splid is a delightfully edgy album from a combustible unit that, here, sound as if they might blow at any second. Volatile, tuneful, raucous and unstable, it is the perfect rock’n’roll record from a genuinely unique band.
  6. Q Magazine
    Feb 14, 2020
    80
    They nail it from the start. [Apr 2020, p.111]
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