Divide The Growth And Stone


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"...in just under five minutes, Jøtnarr manage to weave together a cavalcade of murky, Norwegian flavoured tremolo, big sludgy stompers that’ll have Mastodon fans punching the air with delight, moments of sweeping, elegiac beauty that bring to mind the likes of Wolves In The Throne Room et al and (of course) some utterly righteous d-beat rampages – and all without ever feeling clumsy or contrived. It’s a big step up from last year’s demo tape, which, to be honest, was pretty damn exhilarating itself – if they continue on at this rate, you can expect some great things from this band, regardless of which side of the supposed black metal/punk divide you sit on."
Kez Whelan at Terrorizer (www.terrorizer.com/news/botd/jotnarr-band-day/)

"Opening track A Plague on Earth I swear has a progressive element to it. There are cold tones in this I’ve heard used in progressive rock, but of course never encrusted in such filthy, blackened squalor before. Relics is more of the same, more so in fact! Sublime ice like melodies grind out in abrasive fashion to the chorus of frenetic and constant blast beats, and all the while savage riffs and tortured, bleak vocals sound out in the most hostile of ways! ...I want more Jøtnarr, more than five minutes!! I want an album!"
- Luke Hayhurst at Destructive Music (destructive-music.com/2014/02/15/jotnarr-divide-the-growth-stone-uk-black-metalcrust-review-by-luke-hayhurst/)

“A Plague On Earth is the crustier of the two songs, a vibrating haze of corrosive tremolo riffs that turns into a furious stomp-fest, and then a flurry of jabs intermingled with thick, head-whipping riffs. Through it all the vocalist sprays throat acid in caustic bursts. Relics, on the other hand, plunges more deeply into black metal territory with a buzzing tremolo-picked melody that’s almost immediately infectious and becomes even more so as the music takes on a pulsating quality, like bursts from some particle beam weapon. I was disappointed that the song didn’t continue for another five minutes instead of stopping at three...More please."
- No Clean Singing (www.nocleansinging.com/2014/10/16/shades-of-black-jotnarr-lvthn-ninkharsag/)

"These guys have all the potential in the world and have come on loads in the last year from a very promising start to begin with. Dark, inspiring, wicked post-black metal, with an excellent grasp of dynamics, along with big crusty riffs. I can’t wait for them to do a full-length."
Steve at Gun Shy Assassin (gunshyassassin.com/exclusive/guest-column-three-bands-may-know-king-blinds-steve-tovey/)

"...A modern take on the genre whilst remaining true to the roots of the early Norwegian greats. Heavy and melodic riffs with howling vocals, in the similar vein to other UK acts like Lich and Gaunt."
- Itch Relief (itchrelief.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/jtnarr.html)


released December 20, 2013

Chris Moore - Guitar & Vocals
Simon Rollo - Guitar
Oliver Harvey - Drums

Recorded and mixed by Tom Donovan

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JØTNARR Colchester, UK

Chris: Guitars and vocals

Simon: Guitars

Oliver: Drums

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