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Albums Of The Week: MotorPsycho | Kingdom of Oblivion

The insanely prolfic Norwegian trio add some folk to the metal mix this time around.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “One would think that after the Gullvåg Trilogy — two double albums and one single album in a mere three years — ultra-productive trio MotorPsycho might be in need of a break of sorts. But on the other hand, when you’re riding a golden wave like never before in your 30+ year existence, why stop now? Especially when you’re constantly upping your own quality standards.

The bulk of the Norwegian metal trip’s umpteenth album was recorded in France back before the pandemic, but was added to, expanded, tweaked and eventually finished last year. The initial idea was to collect big riffs on one album and do a pure hard rock record, but the objective changed along the way as they rediscovered their folkish bent and how this lighter touch gave it all a nice contrast. That said, the main musical thrust is pretty full-on, even by Motorpsycho standards. Kingdom of Oblivion was mixed by Andrew Scheps and produced by Bent Sæther. Reine Fiske guests on several tracks. Cover art is by Sverre Malling and cover design is by Håvard Gjelseth.”