Posted in metal | music | pictures on February 26, 2012

by BBG

Kvelertak in Oslo
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Compared to days one and two, day three of By:Larm was considerably more indulgent. Two artists (Kvelertak and Mayhem) have played the US several times, and though I was definitely familiar with both, I wanted to see them on their "home turf" so to speak.

After a day of looking at records at Tiger and Big Dipper, I caught a super-early show from The Avalanche (who I saw on day one) before heading to Folketeateret to catch some of Ida Maria's opening set of indie-laced pop-punk. She commanded the crowd to get out of their seats and the audience agreed, dancing in the aisles.

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After killing some time watching Astaroth, I headed down to catch the keyboard-laced party-anthems of Gerjila at John Dee. The band mixes slinky glam-rock with key-board touches, and locked into a fun beer-swilling groove. Afterword, I headed to the top floor and caught a few minutes of Eye Emma Jedi, a band that were about as inventive as their name suggests. Not a fan.

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Kvelertak though, as you might remember from CMJ 2011, I am a fan of. The band hit the stage of Folkteateret around 10PM that night and ripped into a strong 30 minute set that had the packed room jumping. Kvelertak is definitely the real deal live, and was a good segue into the rest of my evening of metal.

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I was definitely familiar with Arabrot before their set at Sentrum Scene, but I was not prepared for their live power. Falling somewhere in between Godflesh, High on Fire, and Unsane, the three-piece were absolutely jaw-dropping live. Here's to hoping they make it back to our shores again soon.

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Nekromantheon's Slayer-inspired thrash jams followed Arabrot, and the night was finished off by none other than Mayhem. It was a fitting way to end both by:Larm and my journey to Oslo.

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That said, with so many bands playing over the course of three days, it was of course impossible to see everyone. Other notable and often BV-covered artists who played the fest that I didn't catch include WhoMadeWho, Sondre Lerche, Simian Ghost, Rubik, The Raveonettes, Mugison, Loney Dear, Korallreven, I Break Horses, Hanne Hukkelberg, GusGus, The Field, Casiokids, and Ane Brun.

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PREVIOYSLY: day one and two, and before that the World Snowboarding Championships.

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Comments (13)

Linsanity is DEFINITELY > this crap

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 9:19 PM

This thread = flabby arms and then sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 9:46 PM

how is the sausage in norway?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 9:59 PM

Hardly linterested.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 10:00 PM

These are grown men.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 10:45 PM

Lulz at the singer from Mayhem. That dude works at RadioShack and lives with his mother.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2012 11:39 PM

Must be paid for by Vice so they can exploit music they should have no business with.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 2:21 AM

Hey fellow Sausage haters let's talk about some real music... Matt and Kim. I just can't decide who's cuter any thoughts? Also Sleigh Bells is like the best thing ever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 1:09 PM

Sleigh Bells and Matt and Kim are as bad as some of these metal bands.

Some Mayhem albums are good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 9:42 PM

Matt & Kim are a joke, and Sleigh Bells are horrible. That by no means absolves the sausages on parade from being general life fuck ups. At least you can put your earbuds in and just watch Alexis Krauss gyrate ... you tell me honestly that watching this would give your a chubby in your pleather pants?

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/bylarm/2012/day3/15.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012 9:55 PM

I see the picture from The Avalanche show is taken from right in front of where I was standing.

Hello.

Posted by Pål | February 28, 2012 1:25 PM

Sleigh Bells and Matt and Kim are as bad as some of these metal bands.

Posted by Souq | March 4, 2012 3:48 PM

rock on

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 4:02 PM

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