Dutch black metal elite Kjeld stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Ôfstân, at the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Now set for international release on March 5th via Heidens Hart Records, hear Kjeld‘s Ôfstân in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Ever since their early beginnings, Kjeld has had one vision: to combine aggression and atmosphere in black metal. The band draws inspiration from Frisian nature, myths, and sagas, and the darkness of man, combining these to create their own unique sound. Kjeld plays fast-paced black metal without forsaking melody and dynamics. This album is crafted with impressive songwriting and a monolithic sound, with total attention for pure genius melodies, fueled with the most ferocious and aggressive drumming The Netherlands has to offer. This album is pure creative mastery, with their trademark sound and riffs combined to create their own unique sound.
As always, the songs are soaked in the rich and ancient Frisian history, and solely chanted in Frisian, a minority Germanic language most closely related to English.
Kjeld‘s upcoming full-length, Ôfstan (“Distance”), will feature almost an hour of music. The album was written over the course of 2017, 2018, and 2019. It is an extension and an evolution of their previous works that raises the bar set in the past, with nine insanely strong songs. Expect a more diverse and mature album than Skym, without compromising the basic premise that defines Kjeld: aggression and atmosphere.
In the leadup to its long-awaited release on March 5th, hear Ôfstân in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Kjeld’s Ôfstân
2. De Iensume Widner
3. Wylde Rixt
6. Wite Fokel
7. Falske Doop