Named after one of Norway's highest mountains,
Glittertind started as a one man band in 2001. The teenager who started
the project has grown up and refined his artistic choices. Teaming up with five
other talented musicians, he created Djevelsvart.
The first critics of Glittertind's last album agree that it is a
wonderful musical achievement: at the same time heavy and melodic, tough and
poetic, passionate and engaged in personal and political traumatic subjects.
Djevelsvart mixies folk tunes with a metal that is sometimes
doomish, sometimes more viking like, sometimes more progressive. The
experimental "Sprekk for Sol" is for sure to enter the band's hitlist. I'm still
not sure about the strength of the nasal vocals, strangely reminding of Otyg's
Vintersorg, but its harmonies are compelling and there is a rewardable overall
artistic research in this album.
There is no doubt qualifying Djevelsvart as Glittertind's
best album to date.
Glittertind are planning several appearances at festivals this year, the
next date being a gig at the first edition of BLASTFEST Metal Festival in the
legendary club Hulen in Bergen, Norway's black metal city #1.
Check out these unique ten hymns of this mighty voice of the metal of today.