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The Great Below

by KVAEN

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metal.tante
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metal.tante Saw them live and was taken away! Breath taking melodic black at its best. Just a deep dive into Nirvana 🖤
sachavonkarl74
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sachavonkarl74 While it sounds quite different from Kvaen's first release, it's probably closer to the Swedish roots of J. Björnfot, less "speedmetal" and more melodeath style, with a raspy voice though. Altogether I liked just as much as the first one, seemingly less ferocious at times, especially the rhythmic change of "In Silence" or also "Ensamvarg" for example. Can't wait to hear more!! Favorite track: The Great Below.
alexander666_85
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alexander666_85 Another great work after The Funeral Pyre. I find this album darker than the first one, with a little more attention of the whole production and the quality of the sound. Less speed/heavy stuff but more folk/pagan in some tracks among pure swedish black metal. GREAT Favorite track: Ensamvarg.
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Swedish Black/Pagan/Speed/Metal Group KVAEN Announces new Album THE
GREAT BELOW
Artwork by Niklas Webbjörn
Mixed And Mastered by Owe Inborr
Two Years after the successful and highly praised debut album The Funeral Pyre
that took the the underground scene by surprise, and received high praise from
critics all over the world! With its unique mix of elements of Black Thrash, Pagan and
Speed metal.
KVAEN dominated the underground scene and had the audience in a firm grip,
today still the album continues to hold a special place for many, with the new album titled "The Great Below" Kvaen has taken everything to the max and
created a follow up even more grand than its debut, the blades are sharpened and
the sound is bigger than ever. The Great below is a sophomore album you'll only
hear once your in life time. Building on the sound developed on the Funeral Pyre but
taking everything to new levels with a monster of 8 tracks, this time accompanied by
drummer Tommi Tuhkala whom also serves as the live drummer for the band, but
the album dosen't stop surpassing there, we have some special
guests on both solos and vocal duets, Mike Weed, Sebastian (Battle) Angus
Norder, Nephente, even guest work by Finnish folk metal vocalist Vreth of Finntroll
ending the piece with The Fire Within Him Burns.
The Great below will surely please fans of the debut.

credits

released March 25, 2022

All arrangements, music and lyrics by Jacob Björnfot except lyrics on ”Ensamvarg” by Jacob Björnfot & Kristian Gustavsson

Piano outro on ” The Fire Within Him Burns ” arranged by Jacob Björnfot and Robin Mattsson.

All of Jacob‘s lead and rhythm guitars, bass, vocals, keyboards were recorded at Kvenland Studios
All rhythm guitars were re-amped by Marcos Cerutti
All lead guitars were re-amped by Alexander Björnfot
All percussions and drums were recorded at Wolfthrone Studios by Owe Inborr

Mixed and mastered by Owe Inborr at Wolfthrone Studios
Drums track 1-8 by Tommi Tuhkala


Guest solo on ”The Great Below” by Jeff Loomis
Guest vocals on ”In Silence” by Nephente Fridell
Guest solo on ”Damnations Jaw” by Mike Wead
Guest vocals and accordion on ”Ensamvarg” by rasmus rova
Guest solo on ”Ensamvarg” by sebastian ramstedt
guest vocals on Your Mighty has Fallen by Angus Norder
Guest vocals on ”The Fire Within Him Burns” by Mathias ”Vreth” Lillmåns

Piano outro on ” The Fire Within Him Burns ” performed by Robin Mattsson

Logo by Gragoth at Luciferium War Graphics
Layout by Marcos Cerutti
Artwork by Niklas Persson Webjörn

Last but not least, I would like to thank everyone who made this album possible!

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KVAEN is a soloproject by J. Björnfot. Black Speed Metal with Pagan/Viking metal influences, debut album THE FUNERAL PYRE

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