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Friday, January 13, 2017

NORD - ALPHA


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NORD - ALPHA


Danish melodic progressive rockers, NORD are set to release their debut EP titled Alpha on March 3, 2017 courtesy of Inverse Records.  Forming in 2013 in Denmark, NORD set out with the ambition of creating heavy music with a Nordic feeling while combining dreamy soundscapes, tight riffs, and head bang worthy breakdowns.  So what do you get when you mix Alestorm, Flogging Molly, and Death with a pinch of Type O Negative and In Flames? You get NORD! 

Alpha is a blend of skillfully bellowed choruses and savage guttural vocals, which is perfect for many situations one may regularly partake, such as: pounding mead, raiding a village, or just straight up head banging. Every track is as catchy as they are asskicking. The brilliant mash ups of infectious melodies and biting riffs fit pretty much any metal head’s taste and mood from let’s rage to fuck it I’m going for a drive.  One would be hard pressed to deny the animal magnetism of NORD’s sound as demonstrated in their debut single “Rosehip Garden”, which garnered the group much deserved international attention.  The third track on Alpha, “Restless”, has similar badass anthem appeal as such beloved tracks like Pantera’s “Walk” or “Art of Ruin” by Lamb of God.   It is just the damn good!  Seriously!

When the EP drops March 3rd of this year don’t be the last of your fellow metal heads to put this into your regular rotation, you will regret it.  If this is how NORD is beginning their careers, then we will be hearing A LOT from them in the future and we will get to say ‘you heard it at Bloodrock Media first’.

You can check out their lyric video for “Rosehip Garden” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CeLUUuI1Ds


Line-up:
Bjarne Brogaard Matthiesen - Vocals
Niels Thybaek-Hanson - Guitar
Thomas Bogh Jensen - Guitar
Peter Littau - Bass
Magnus Elisson - Drums



Tracklist:
1. Kill the Marshalls
2. Rosehip Garden
3. Restless
4. Omega


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nordmetal

Written by: Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media