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.
In conclusion, Ôfstan is an amazing album and can be considered one of the best releases of this year. Unmissable!
Ôfstan was released on March 5, 2021 on Heidens Hart Records.
Swerc: Bass, Keyboards
Tsjuster: Guitars, Vocals (backing)