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Arabrot - 'Arabrot'

Arabrot are pretty much untouchable in the global noise-rock stakes right now

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8 / 10
In a move that’s easily as exciting as Jay-Z changing his name to Jay Z, big-riffing Norwegians Årabrot are now the more keyboard-friendly Arabrot. This new and welcome development arrives in tandem with a sixth album that’s their most purposeful and efficient to date. Most songs are under four minutes long and club you over the head with Melvins-y riffs of twisted steel, plus Kjetil Nernes’ throaty, sardonic howling about “dying Olympic flames” (the album’s opening line!). In the hands of lesser talents, this might have been grey and repetitive, but Arabrot are pretty much untouchable in the global noise-rock stakes right now.

Noel Gardner

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