Natur” is Norwegian hardcore-unit Ondt Blod’s second album and offers an indigenous blend of hardcore, grim metal and catchy punk; the polar bear mates with Pet Sounds.
The album is recorded in Oslo, and is produced by star producer Yngve Andersen (Blood Command, Hold Fast). Technical wizardry is provided by Ruben Willem (Haust) and Simon Jackman, who also have mixed the record. Guest performances are given by Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvold (yacht-saxophone) and the Sami pop star Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen of the electropop group ISÁK, who does a traditional joik (ancient Sami singing tradition) duet with Ondt Blod singer Aslak on the record’s last track “Giron”. The album’s artwork is a woodprint by Peter-John De Villiers, who also did the artwork for the singles.
With “Natur”, Ondt Blod has made an album that is at once a razor sharp political confrontation and a hedonistic celebration. Prepare to be colonized!