ItÂ’s often said that all music today is just a copy of something else. But what if that particular something is a copy of several different things that have never been combined before, resulting in a unique blend that logically should not exist but does? And what if the six Norwegians behind this music happen to be one of the best live acts not only of their genre, but of their generation?
This highly combustible combination is what greeted the earplug-filled ears of fans on Monday, Dec 12, when NorwayÂ’s black metal/hardcore/rock Â‘nÂ’ roll hybrid Kvelertak graced Lille Vega with their penchant for upbeat riffs and hardcore energy. Black metal is traditionally a no-fun-zone genre, defined by tremolo picking and shrieking vocals, set to match up with the bleakest and blackest of atmospheres.