From the forests of Norway comes a relatively unknown act, conjuring up a unique sonic landscape blending black metal, noise and folk elements. Sounds strange? Well it is. It is also one of the most interesting releases to come out of Norway in a good while.The music is for all those who find most contemporary black metal somewhat lacking in the creativity department, taking the genre into hitherto uncharted terrain, yet its uncompromising, stark soundscapes should appeal to adventurous listeners and purists alike.
Vetter is the brainchild of Håvard Tveito, a multitalented artist who’s also been involved in projects such as Against The Grain, Folkearth, Sonisk Blodbad among others. Mastered by Magnus Devo Andersson at Endarker Studio (Marduk, Ofermod, Griftegård etc.)
Today, the new full-length album by Norwegian black metal act Vetter (CD, LP, Cassette) is released, nine years after the debut album Vetterkult.
The theme of Av Sublim Natur, lyrically and musically, is the sublime nature of Norway. The hostile wilderness both gives and takes life. The sublime is the attracting and repelling abyss. The album was recorded at the ship of rats sounding like if the first four Black Sabbath albums were recorded by Mayhem in 89 blended with old Darkthrone and Isengard.
Musically the album continues the cold and dissonant style of the first album, focusing on the guitar-based sound this time around. The album draws influences from old school black metal and crust punk to psychedelic hard rock and occult folk-rock.
The album features N.M Haugfos on drums, something which heavily underlines the hard-hitting and groovy side of the album. Drawing influence from old psychedelic hard rock with influences such as Ginger Baker and Bill Ward. Haugfos was also drumming alongside Kjetil Manheim on the Against The Grain release.
All music, lyrics, artwork and instruments by Haavard Tveito, except drums recorded by N.M. Haugfos.
Av Sublim Natur
Skogene Baerer Vaare Arr
Haavard Tveito – instruments
N.M. Haugfos – drums