ONDT BLOD

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Nor­way’s hard­core punk posse add new tex­tures to their tu­mult

The sopho­more cam­paign from th­ese mul­ti­fac­eted Nor­we­gians sees the band re­turn with their hy­per-ag­gres­sive blend of hard­core and punk that has drawn swivel-eyed ap­proval from cir­clepits around the globe. With their unique stylis­tic amal­gam and lyrics throat­ily ren­dered in their na­tive tongue, it’s un­sur­pris­ing that they draw com­par­isons to their coun­try­men Kvel­er­tak. Yet on their lat­est, the feisty Nor­we­gians have di­alled back the metal quo­tient, pol­ish­ing their sound into some­thing at once poppy and heavy. That’s no small feat given all of the styles in play, but tracks like An­dre Liv and Store Ord (Røyk og Speil) re­veal an abil­ity to con­vey joy­ful, beer-sod­den party an­thems with de­cep­tive ease. The eu­phoric Start Han Opp will end up on many a sum­mer playlist, while the bot­tled rage of closer Giron serves up a blaz­ing cel­e­bra­tion of their hard­core roots. Ondt Blod are per­fect fes­ti­val fare. FOR FANS OF: THE MENZINGERS, AGAINST ME!, TURBONEGRO

JOE DALY

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