Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In this week’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Norway’s Ondt Blod gives a lesson in Norwegian hardcore with this new playlist. The band said the following of the mix:
“We wanted to give a compilation of the tracks that have formed our sound, the tracks that made us get into hardcore, and therefore we have focused on hardcore-bangers from the last two decades. This is a list of both tracks that have had an influence on Ondt Blod, but also contemporary killers”
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Furious hardcore, angular metalcore and earworm pop punk meld surprisingly seamlessly on Ondt Blod‘s sophomore full-length, Natur.
While this meshing of genres seems rather nonsensical on paper, this Norwegian act blends them effortlessly together and produces a sound that is technically proficient, catchy, and most of all unique. The band’s first full-length, 2016’s Finnmark, showcased the band’s admirable songwriting chops with its collision between chaotic instrumentation and addictive choruses. On their follow-up record, Natur, the band pick up where they left off and continue to refine their singular style. Ondt Blod manage to avoid the sophomore slump and craft album that is both fun and pummeling. Continue Reading
Norwegian hardcore outfit Ondt Blod have unleashed a new track from their upcoming full-length debut, Finnmark, which is due out on January 18 via Loyal Blood Records. The new track is titled “Symbola” and it showcases the band’s genre-bending, eclectic sound. The track features blistering, blackened assaults, metallic hardcore beatdowns, straightforward d-beat stampedes and catchy, melodic choruses that seem to come out of nowhere. Check out the track after the break.