Nordkvade are a band from Sweden that plays an old school form of black emtal with a Nordic and rock'n'roll touch and this is a review of their 2019 album "Visdom & Makt" which will be released on September 27th by Naturmacht Productions.
A black'n'roll influenced sound starts off the album while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams. the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. The songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses a brief use of folk instruments can also be heard.
Nordkvade plays a musical style that takes old school black metal and mixes it with the more modern black'n'roll style to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover Nordic Mythology.
In my opinion Nordkvade are a very great sounding old school black metal band with a Nordic and rock'n'roll touch and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kyla" "Vandringsfard" and "Nlbu". 8 out of 10.