20th anniversary of For kunsten maa vi evig vike by Kvist


Kvist’s For kunsten maa vi evig vike came out on the first day of 1996; a year in which booming consumer technology and gimmicky multimedia projects overshadowed one of the many deaths of the black metal scene. Absurd soliloquies aside, Kvist’s full length debut seems to penetrate someone’s mind every now and then, and is generally praised for its melodic prowess. Our old archives don’t hold it in as high a regard, but those who favor the more conventionally musical aspects of Norwegian black metal may find some value in this recording.

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8 thoughts on “20th anniversary of For kunsten maa vi evig vike by Kvist”

  1. Daniel Maarat says:

    A very strong album but not as good as the pre 1994 work from the major players of Norwegian black metal.

  2. Felix says:

    Is it not also Filosofem’s 20th?

    1. Gabe Kagan says:

      Given that we’re trying to hit the anniversaries on the exact days, it would be quite amiss if we were to forget about Filosofem.

  3. vOddy says:

    This album is great, but has room for improvement. If this band had continued making music, we could have been in for even better works.
    I nonetheless recommend it to those who appreciate the side of black metal which is less hateful and more in awe. More nature rather than Satanism.
    It is true black metal, and a good amount of hatred can be interpreted in it, but it’s not as violent or raw as some other black metal.

    1. vOddy says:

      This does not make it inferior.
      This is well spoken music which has interesting things to say.
      I’m just trying to describe which kind of black metal it is.

  4. fenrir says:

    old review: http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/kvist/kvist-for_kunsten_maa_vi_evig_vike/

    Also, look at how nice and clean and pro the old dmu layout looks.
    New one looks like a high school experiment.

  5. matters says:

    Satan Kvist my dog…

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