Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, because of a music video, the President of the United States of America got all pissy with a '90s G-funk icon. Never let…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2017 - 11:29 am

Kvelertak – “Bronsegud” Video

I don't go to nearly enough metal concerts. Or at least that's my takeaway from the latest performance video by Norwegian party-thrashers Kvelertak for "Bronsegud,"
Pranav Trewn | March 16, 2017 - 1:13 pm


Beachheads – “Una”

We were recently blown away by Beachheads, a Norwegian power-pop band featuring members of the black metal party powerhouse Kvelertak. The band's self-titled debut is…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2017 - 9:30 am

Stream 4 Songs From Kverlertak’s Power-Pop Offshoot Beachheads

On albums like last year's Nattesferd, the Norwegian band Kvelertak have built their own beery, raging, fun-as-fuck take on underground metal, pulling at least as…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2017 - 1:02 pm

2016 In Review

The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016

Let's just put this out there: Metal had a pretty bad 2016. Maybe this is specific to my country, America, which also had a pretty…
Michael Nelson | December 14, 2016 - 10:20 am

2016 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016

Is anything more personal than a favorite song? Even with our thinking caps on, we all experience music through unrelentingly individual ears. When evaluating entire…
Stereogum | December 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

2016 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016

This has been such a bullshit year. We've seen gun massacres. We've seen wild political turmoil across the world. We've seen countless icons, musical and…
Stereogum | December 1, 2016 - 9:30 am

Status Ain't Hood

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Drake released a long-form music video this week. He shouldn't do that! It was very bad! Honestly, if someone would've just taken the "One Dance"
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2016 - 2:52 pm

Kvelertak – “Svartmesse” Video

Kvelertak's Nattesferd nabbed Album Of The Week honors earlier this year, and the album's charm was rooted in how successfully it tipped the scales of…
Chris DeVille | September 28, 2016 - 9:30 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was the week that Aesop Rock and Yo La Tengo performed together on Colbert, and I am still enjoying the fact that this happened…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Kvelertak – “Nattesferd” Video

Nattesferd, the rowdy-as-hell new album from Norwegian party-metal destroyers Kvelertak, is one of our favorites of the year thus far. And today, the band has…
Tom Breihan | June 16, 2016 - 10:54 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far

Veep, quite possibly the best show on TV right now, depicts a culture of Washington aides chained to their phones, sent scrambling to come up…
Stereogum | June 15, 2016 - 10:30 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Kvelertak Nattesferd

When was the last time you heard a new metal song at a party? I'm not talking about a nü metal song; that's something else.
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2016 - 11:28 am

Kvelertak – “Nattesferd”

I've gone on at length about my affection for Kvelertak's forthcoming third LP, Nattesferd, from which we've already heard two singles: the so-so "1985" and…
Michael Nelson | May 9, 2016 - 10:21 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016

One of the themes that keeps cropping up in this column is the current underground metal scene's creative fertility. I keep turning to this subject…
Doug Moore | April 29, 2016 - 11:59 am
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