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Kvaen - The Great Below

8.1 | 114 votes |
Release date: 25 March 2022
Style: Melodic black metal


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01. Cauldron Of Plagues
02. The Great Below
03. In Silence [feat. Nephente Fridell]
04. Damnations Jaw [feat. Mike Wead]
05. Sulphur Fire
06. Ensamvarg [feat. Rasmus Rova & Sebastian Ramstedt]
07. Your Mighty Has Fallen
08. The Fire Within Him Burns [feat. Mathias Lillmåns & Robin Mattsson]

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Jakob Björnfot - all instruments, vocals

Guest musicians
Robin Mattsson - piano
Mike Wead - guitar solo
Sebastian Ramstedt - guitar solo
Nephente Fridell - additional vocals
Mathias Lillmåns - additional vocals
Rasmus Rova - accordion

Additional info
Mixed and mastered by Owe Inborr at Wolfthrone Studios.
Guitars, bass, vocals and keyboards recorded at Kvenland Studios.
Percussions and drums recorded at Wolfthrone Studios by Owe Inborr.

Artwork by Niklas Webbjörn.

Staff review by
Kvaen make my job easier by already putting "Great" in the album's title.

published 31.03.2022 | Comments (4)

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25.03.2022 - 12:56

Wow this is fucking good.
25.03.2022 - 17:14
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Tage Westerlund
This is different seems band somehow put small changes, but keeps own vibe alive. I wont be surprise album no. 3 are on progress and I also suspect this might be cool touring band.
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25.03.2022 - 18:07
Rating: 7
The Nice Guy
A solid melodic black metal album with a real epic feel to it, aswel as a dark sinister edge. Some of the melodies are ok, not too overdone, although for me melodic black has to have memorable riffs that hook me, and here I'm finding they don't seem to contain the right melodies to keep me hooked. Some of the solo's on the other hand are very good, something that usually lacks in black metal.

Some of the songs don't really do much for me, but the two I find stand out most for me are "Ensamvarg" and the title song. If anything I'm getting slight Marduk vibes from this as opposed to more melodic bands such as Dissection or Necrophobic, maybe that's just me
25.03.2022 - 18:36
Rating: 7

Good, but a bit disappointing after how awesome The Funeral Pyre was.
27.03.2022 - 06:23
Rating: 7

This is pretty good, it doesn't reinvent the wheel by any means but it's an enjoyable listen.
23.05.2022 - 13:51
Rating: 9
In Bone Factory

Woow. My brain can't process my ears properly. Great album
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